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Can You See New Possibilities Past 60? 9 Crafty Ways to Enrich Your Life

By Christine Field February 27, 2024 Mindset

We are well into the new year. Has life already become routine for you? These ultra-cold days of winter can make us feel limited and cooped up.

Don’t forget that life has infinite possibilities! But most of us believe that we don’t have many options available to us. It can be challenging to change the momentum of our life, though there are so many possibilities available to all of us at any moment.

Generally, these possibilities won’t just happen on their own. It’s necessary to hold up your end of the bargain, which means stepping outside of your comfort zone. Can you do that?

Try these ideas and create a new life for yourself:

Create a Compelling Future

A new objective is a great way to move your life in a new direction and create new possibilities. View your life as sacred and give yourself a future that’s worthy of your attention and effort. Create a vision of the future that creates enthusiasm.

What excites you?

What kind of life do you want to live?

Who are you?

Talk to New People

Each new person in your life has the potential to influence you. You never know who will offer you a job, become your best friend, become your partner, introduce you to other amazing people, or teach you something you never knew.

It is always a good practice to smile and say hello!

Take a Trip

Get away from home. Ideally, get out of the country. Different countries and cultures have a different way of doing things. You might gain some insight into a way of life that would work better for you. People that travel a lot have wisdom that homebodies lack. Of course, take care to be safe.

Establish New Habits and Routines That Create Potential

Think of all the things you could start doing that could change your life.

You could start by eating a healthier diet and exercise. You’ll feel better and will likely lose weight. You might decide that running a marathon isn’t out of the question. You might gain the confidence needed to do other things.

Write in a Journal Each Day

Keeping a gratitude journal is one of the most profound ways to appreciate all of life! It will help you learn more about yourself, providing ways to apply those insights to your life.

Play an Instrument for 30 Minutes Each Day

Are you good at playing an instrument? Don’t make it a stranger! Instead, practice daily. You might even decide you want to join a band!

Work on Your Thinking

We all have limiting beliefs. Think about those things you’d like to do or experience but believe are out of your reach. How did you come to that conclusion? Why do you believe in it?

What are the negative beliefs you have about yourself?

Educate Yourself

When you know more, you can do more. What do you want to know more about? Look at your interests and learn more about those subjects. Maybe you want to learn a new language or how to paint. Maybe you want to learn how to grow your business. Knowledge is power.

Try New Things

You never know for certain if you’ll like something until you try it. Sometimes activities you thought would be just “okay” might turn out to be the best thing you’ve ever done.

Think of all the stories you have heard about people who become exercise addicts, satisfied artists, or thriving entrepreneurs just because they were willing to try something new.

Are you happy with your life? What’s the most exciting change that happened by your choice in the last year? If you have nothing to mention, your life is either spectacular or you’re not taking full advantage of it.

Consider all the possibilities available to you and begin making some changes. The years are passing by, so ensure you’re getting the most out of them.

Let’s Have a Conversation:

What new things can you try to make your life richer and more exciting? Are there activities you took on in the past year that you’d like to explore more of? Please share below.

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Judith PrattJefferies

Great article that suggests jumping off starts to a new life. Positivity about yourself is a must and getting rid of limiting beliefs is the way to move forward. I moved to an island when I was 59 and started living my dream life.You can have your dream life too.


Sorry to read about the ultra-cold days some ladies are experiencing. In Australia we are living in a wonderful, warm summer. And we don’t really experience ultra-cold winters! Snow? We have to travel to mountains to find it, if the winters are cold enough to provide any.
I really believe the climate can influence our state of mind.


I live in coastal Virginia and it’s been a rough winter for me. I retired last summer because I had been getting too tired. I miss going to work. My best friend is in the hospital. It’s been gray and overcast a lot lately. However, my daffodils and hyacinths are starting to bloom as if they’re cheering me on. It’s only a few more months before beach weather!


I used a gym! I couldn’t believe the difference in my body. I am 68 was a little overweight. I was starting to creak and bit and had pains where I never had pains before. After a little bit of stretching in the gym combined with swimming my body started to feel different. I started to lose a bit of weight. I am realising that stretching and doing a bit of cardio exercise is the way to go as I get older if I want to keep the aches and pains at bay. I will never do marathons and I hardly ever build up a sweat but the difference I feel is amazing. I had never been in a gym before. It is a bit lonely at times, but I can get over that and just see it as something I need to do now. It’s far more preferable than the alternative.

The Author

Christine Field is an author, attorney, speaker, listener and life coach. She has four grown kids, mostly adopted, mostly homeschooled. She provides MomSolved© resources and reassurances to moms facing common and uncommon family life challenges. Christine helps moms rediscover their mojo for wholehearted living after parenting. Visit her website here

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