If you are a member of the Baby Boomer generation, you are probably in your 60s or 70s. As a woman of this age, you have experienced the ups and downs of life that may have affected the way you feel about relationships, health, family, or finance. I’m sure you have had miraculous times and moments of great challenge. It’s all part of this great journey we call life, right?
So now that you’ve clocked in decades and gained wisdom that comes from life experience, what are you looking for in life now that you are over 60?
I did some research and below are a few things that women want as they grow older. We all come from different circumstances in life which may make it more difficult to achieve for some, but many of our hopes and dreams are universal.
Women over 60 want passion in their lives
Having passion when you are older doesn’t always mean a romantic relationship. Some of us who have lost partners by death or divorce are not necessarily pining away for someone else to share our lives with. We aren’t swiping prospects on dating apps or having panic attacks because we are alone. If someone comes into our lives that sparks a flame that’s wonderful but women over 60 find passion in other ways.
You may have a hobby you love, are still pursuing your career, or you love being a grandmother. It could also be travel, knitting, or playing pickleball. Whatever gives you joy and a reason to live is a passion you can pursue on a grand scale now that you are older and have more freedom.
That segues into having a purpose
Being here on this Earth for a reason is a way to stay alive and happy. Your purpose doesn’t have to be lofty like trying to save the world. It can be small like helping others out in some way or working to improve yourself to be a better person.
Find others who swim in the same pool as you do
Very few of us enjoy being completely alone. We want to be part of a tribe that shares our interests. It may only be a few friends or a large social circle. Women tend to thrive with other women and seek them out for support and connection. Groups like Meetup and Revel are great ways to find people who share your interests and who will support you. You could also join a community playhouse if you like acting and performing, a sewing circle, or work with a volunteer organization.
Wellness is everything when you are older
We can’t always avoid having health challenges, but we can do the best we can to stay healthy. That means eating smart and staying active. If you can keep yourself moving and grooving, life, as you get older, will always be better. Self-care is important too. Take time to relax, take care of your skin and hair, meditate, and pamper yourself
Feel good about who YOU are
It can be difficult to feel good in your own skin if you compare yourself to other women you see in the media. When we age we gain weight, get wrinkles, and have aches and pains. Our twenties are gone forever but we can embrace our age, be proud of it, and be happy in what makes us unique and special.
Throw away the rules and radiate your essence.
Only spend time with people who make you feel good
It doesn’t matter if you are seeking a love relationship or choosing friends, older women want to be appreciated and be around those who are kind and friendly.
No one wants to be with anyone who is constantly rude, complains all the time, is miserable or controlling. Instead, spend time with those who make you laugh, are loving, honest, motivating, and good company.
As Snagglepuss would say, exit stage left from toxic people. They are not worth the air space. Life is too short to have to deal with them, especially when you are older.
Stay connected with YOUR family
Many women in our generation chose not to have children which is fine. You may not have children or grandchildren to help you as you age, but other family members are important to stay in touch with. They may not even be your biological family, especially if you do not have anyone left. You can always create YOUR family by including those who have your back and look out for you. Cherish them and do not let them fade into the background.
Oh yes, more wine
I glass or two never hurt anyone, right ladies?
I made a video asking what you want out of life as well. Click the player below to watch it.
What do you want in life as a woman over 60? Please leave a comment below.