20 Things To Stop Doing After The Age Of 60

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There are a lot of things to stop doing after the age of 60, and a lot of them make sense considering that age is more than a number. Telling yourself the opposite is cute, but it’s not realistic.

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Starting a new career

Out of all the things to stop doing after the age of 60, starting a new career is, well, kind of wise. The effort that goes into starting and maintaining a career is for younger folks. Getting a part-time job to stay busy is fine.

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Keeping up with fashion

Unless you’re a fashionista or have close ties to the fashion industry, then let it be. Seriously, the fashion from your time will come around eventually, but until it does you’re just living in the past.

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Keeping up with technology

Let’s face it, keeping up with technology these days is more of a survival trait than a trend. If you can text, figure out your email, and even, if possible, figure out Facetime, you’re doing good. Otherwise, that’s what kids and grandkids are for when you need help.

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Rigorous exercise

After 60 your body isn’t going to snap back and heal as quickly as it used to. Anyone telling you that this is one of the things you should stop after the age of 60 is likely worried about your health and you should listen and take it easy.

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Be romantic

Romance is kind of up to the individual, but at this age, you don’t have as much time for the courting game. Romance after 60 is more or less getting a cup of coffee and taking a walk. Anything else is kind of extraneous. Netflix ‘n Chill folks, or chess and tea, whatever keeps you satisfied.

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Go back to school

You’re never too old to learn, but these days, college is tough for a generation that grew up with different beliefs. At this point in life, you should have learned enough to survive, the rest you can get without paying more than a few late fees at the library.

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Adopt a pet

Remember the energy it took when raising kids, or animals when you were younger? Do you really think you have enough left in the tank for another go-around?

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Be yourself

Don’t ever hesitate to express yourself, so long as you’re in the house. Otherwise, you can bet that your grandkids and kids will let you know when you’re being a little too ‘extra’.

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Enjoy an active nightlife 

When your average night ends around seven to eight in the evening, it’s time to realize the good old days are done. A lot of folks older than 60 are happy to party until it’s dark, and there’s nothing wrong with that.

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Start a new business 

People doing this at the age of 60 usually need something to keep them busy or secure, which is kind of sad in all honesty. But expecting overwhelming success is a pipe dream that all too often leads to a messy end.

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Buy your dream car

There are a lot of reasons to leave those luxury cars alone unless you have your own driver. For one, the insurance is insane on a luxury car, the repairs are astronomical, and one way or another, it will suck your bank account dry.

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Take time out to travel

If you haven’t seen the world by the age of 60, or enough of it, then it’s a regret for certain. However, trying to get out and see what you can see at this age is, well, expensive, not to mention confusing. Seriously, where do you go first?

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Learn a new skill

The time it takes to learn several skills is time that you might not have. Not only that, but hobbies require a great deal of skill that’s easier to build on when you’re younger. If you’ve got an array of skills to build on already, then be happy with that.

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Play games

Video games are one of those things you should stop doing after the age of 60. Not only are they expensive and insanely complicated, but it’s not always fun getting schooled by your grandkids.

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Get back into sports

Shooting hoops in the park and jogging are all good. Even Tai Chi is acceptable. But if your body tells you no by forcing you to stop, then it’s time to listen.

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Get active on social media

If you haven’t managed to get into social media yet, count yourself lucky. Keeping up with family and friends is all good, but dealing with what people call news these days isn’t worth the headache.

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Invest

There are a lot of different investments out there to get involved with. But here’s why you should stay away from it: the money you’ve earned to this date is better served by using it for what you need, not something that’s so uncertain.

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Go on an adventure

An adventure at this age can involve going up or down a flight of stairs, so leaving the hiking to the younger folks. There are plenty of things you can do in your neighborhood or in your home, leave the adventuring to others.

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Take up a hobby

People need to find a way to stay busy, right? You can take up various hobbies and keep your mind and your body active. Just make sure you don’t end up adding more stress to a mind and body that’s already dealt with a lifetime of it.

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Host a party

Some people like the added stress of a get-together since they’re social and for one fleeting moment forget how much work it is. At this age, it’s better to be invited than to keep inviting people over. Save your sanity and your home and accept an invitation instead of sending them out.

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Comics aren’t just for kids

People are certainly going to ridicule you for this since comics are for kids, adolescents, and guys who end up living in their parents’ basement. It’s also a move backward, in a psychological sense. At this age, you should stick to novels and newspapers.

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Make new friends

Do you remember what it was like to make friends when you were younger? Without knowing who a person is, after the age of 60, it’s time to stick to your core group and enjoy their company for as long as you can.

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