50. Take care of yourself.
Drink a glass of water. Have a healthy snack. Take a ten-minute nap. Wash your hair. Masturbate, if you’re the kind of person who benefits from regular orgasms. The little things matter–do them. You’re the only you you’ve got.
55. Strive for contentment.
Happiness is nice. Contentment is nicer. Contentment is also more sustainable and easier to attain. Figure out what will make you feel the most consistent contentment, and do it. Start small if you have to and build up until everything in your life just feels nice.
57. Appreciate what you have.
It can be difficult to remember to appreciate what you have. Try not to take the people in your life, your opportunities, and your things for granted. They could vanish in an instant. What would your life be like without them?
58. It’s never too late to start over.
This piece of advice is aimed specifically at women over the age of fifty, though it can apply to anyone: it’s not to late to start over. No matter how entrenched you think you are, no matter how impossible you think it is, you can always pick up, move on, and try again.
61. Make time for downtime.
I know people who fill every waking hour with activities and obligations. It’s important to do the things you love and the things that matter to you–but it’s also important to make time for nothing, too. Give yourself a chance to reset and recharge.