How To Be Happy After 50 (No Matter What Life Has Thrown At You)

Discover the missing piece that keeps most people stressed out and unhappy no matter how much they exercise, eat right, meditate or sleep well.

Ever wonder if this is just the way your 50s and 60s are supposed to feel and that you’ve missed your chance for enjoying life? 

You’ve worked all these years – let me show you what it takes to enjoy life! 

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Over the next few minutes, I want to show you that getting older doesn’t mean that you have to slow down – unless you want to. Okay, that’s fine too. 

And no matter what pace you want to set for yourself, you can turn these into your best years ever

What do you think? If that’s something you’d like to do, keep reading!

Most importantly, I’m going to show you the number one mistake most people make that keeps them stressed out and unhappy. 

No matter how much they exercise or eat right or meditate or even get quality sleep. 

By the end of this blog post, I hope you’ll be feeling happier and more hopeful for the best years of your lives. What do you think? You with me? 

Well, first let me introduce myself. Hi, I’m Roger Hardy. I’m one of two Hardys behind Hardy Healthy Gut. My wife and I put this blog together because of the experiences we’ve had. We wanted a place to share the tips my family and I have used to feel happier today than we did in our 20s. Can you imagine being happier now than in your 20s? 

In your 20s, you were too busy just trying to survive. You’ve survived this long, so now it’s time to get happy. Let’s enjoy the rest of our lives!

I’d like to share 3 tips with you – tips that helped me keep smiling during painful gout flare ups, bankruptcy, chronic health issues, anger management, and more.

So let me tell you something. If I can do it, so can you, but we have to decide that’s what we want. With these tips, you can be happier after 50 than ever before. But here’s the thing: 

You need all three tips in order to have successful results. 

That’s the big mistake that most people make that keeps them stressed out and unhappy even when they’re exercising, eating right, and so on. 

You just can’t do one and not the others. It doesn’t work. If you read tip number one and think, “Yeah, I’ve already tried that. It doesn’t work for me,” then I want you to stick with me because there’s a good chance you’re missing one of the other tips and that’s the reason why you’re struggling with this so much. 

You need to be happy. Life’s too short not to be. So let me give you the tips. 

Tip number one: Happiness is a skill 

You’ve got to work at it. Happiness is a skill that can be learned and not everyone learned it when they were young. When did your parents say, “Hey, let me teach you how to be happy”? 

But it’s never too late to learn how. 

Tip number two: Mindset 

Mindset is the key to happiness. In a nutshell, mindset is how your inner voice talks to you about the world.

Mindset is that voice you use with yourself when nobody else is around. And it’s so important for your success, so important to your happiness.

Is it positive or is it negative? Are you constantly knocking yourself down? Or are you picking yourself up? We all make bonehead mistakes. But how do you react when that happens? Do you knock yourself down by saying how “stupid” you are?

I make a LOT of mistakes.

But instead of beating myself up about it, I try to learn from them. 

I used to say things like, “Ugh, I’m such a dummy, why did I do that??” But not anymore. I’ve learned how to use a positive mindset to experience more joy every day. Now I say things like, “Man, I don’t want to do that again…” or “That’s funny, I can’t believe I did it that way, I bet there’s a better way for me to do it.”

Can you imagine being able to talk to yourself in a positive vein?

Another mindset tip: Don’t worry about what other people think. They’re too busy thinking about their own lives to worry about yours!

It’s what you think about yourself that matters. 

So instead of worrying about what other people think about you, focus on what your thoughts are telling you. Maybe you’ve heard the expression “garbage in, garbage out.” If you’re talking negatively about yourself, you’re going to think negatively  about yourself and then you’re going to be overly critical of yourself.

When this happens, your confidence level drops and you become afraid to do things. And that’s the opposite of what you want in life! 

Life is about being happy,  about feeling successful. Not just by accomplishing all your goals but by feeling happy and fulfilled.

Is your glass half full or half empty? Well, that’s your choice. 

And now you know how to change what your mind has been choosing for you.

Tip number three: Mindset isn’t enough if your body is working against you. 

Earlier, I mentioned that I’ve struggled with gout and chronic illness, as well as the stress of past mistakes like bankruptcy and anger issues.

And if there’s one thing I’ve learned from all these painful experiences, it’s that our bodies affect our minds and vice versa. If your body’s not feeling good, you might also be suffering from brain fog. Maybe you walk into a room and it’s like, “What did I come in here for?” If that’s the case, you need some clarity. But where does that clarity come from?

Part of the problem is that our bodies are what produce the chemicals that make us feel happy or sad, relaxed or stressed out, angry or in love. If your body is producing more stress chemicals than happy chemicals, then all the mindset and meditation will go to waste.

Likewise, if your mindset is negative, it’s going to hurt your body too. You’ll have more pain in your body and a harder time sleeping.

Making sure that your body is being fed the right foods to produce the right chemicals is essential to being happy after 50. Just as having a positive mindset and reducing your stress is essential to feeling fit.

The Happiness Skill, Mental Health, And Physical Health

By now, you know that you need to get your mind in line, you need to get your body in line, and you need to understand that being happy is a state of mind. 

Don’t let the stressful things get to you. If there’s one thing I know it’s that if I’m in pain, my body is  stressed and if I’m stressed, I’m not going to be happy. Can you see that correlation? Let’s work through it together. 

Now that you know, you need all three things – learning how to be happy (it’s a skill), a positive mindset, and good physical health – you can choose the path to heal your own happiness. 

In my next post, I’m going to show you the simple steps that help your body produce more happy chemicals and less stress chemicals so that you can get better results from all your efforts. 

Together we’ll get your body and your mindset in the best possible shape, so you can learn how to develop the skill of being happy. 

See you next time!

About Roger & Jane Hardy

Roger and Jane created Hardy Healthy Gut to show you that every problem in life is easier to solve when your mind and body are working properly.
And you don't have to be a health nut or fitness enthusiast to enjoy a mind & body that's firing on all cylinders.

All it takes are simple, daily habits that get easier and easier with practice.

The tips we teach are the same simple daily habits that helped us feel better in our 40's than we did in our 20's.
And these same daily habits have made our 50's and 60's a successful adventure!

Now we look forward to the future and we're enjoying getting older!

Which proves that age is just a number and that number isn't what's slowing you down.
Your age isn't the real cause of those aches, pains, and brain fog.

All of this is possible for you too, my friend!

So thank you for being here. I hope you use these tips to transform your life and enjoy retirement as much as we have!

Click here to learn more about how Roger can help you boost your success

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