40 Things You’d Better Do Before 50

Like it or not, human beings are put on the face of earth only for a short period of time. It is up to you to utilize this time wisely. You can either explore every possible facet of your existence or pour it down the drain without realizing its worth. The choice is yours. If you truly want to lead a life that means something, you better do a few things on this list before it’s too late.

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1. Make Up With A Friend

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Make up with an old friend who stopped talking to you because of a silly misunderstanding.

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2. Forgive Your Parents

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Forgive your parents for all the times they made you feel bad. Do it, because parenting does not come with an instruction manual.

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3. Take An Unplanned Trip

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Take an unplanned road trip with your friends. Planned trips never happen anyway!

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4. Go To Your Favorite Band’s Concert

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Go to your favorite band’s concert.

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5. Learn A New Instrument

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Learn to play a musical instrument.

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6. Ask Your Crush Out

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Ask your crush out. If you chicken out fearing rejection, then you will never find out if the answer would have been ‘yes’.

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7. Go To The Beach

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Go to the beach often. Nothing can calm you down like the rhythm of waves.

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8. Learn To Be Alone

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Learn to be alone. Be comfortable in your own company. You never know what life has in store for you. If you can handle being alone, you can handle almost anything.

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9. Buy Someone Lunch

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Buy lunch for someone who needs it badly. It will make both of you feel better.

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10. Prune Relationships

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Prune out bad relationships from your life- be it a bad friend, spouse, colleague, or relative.
You shouldn’t put up with too much negativity.

 

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11. Try Gardening

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Do some gardening. Seeing life blossom right in front of your eyes will make you ecstatic.

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12. Smile At Children And Babies

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Smile at children and babies. Teach them that the world is not a hostile place.

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13. Learn To Dance

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Learn to dance- be it the waltz, Cha Cha Cha, Bharatanatyam, or the ballet. It doesn’t matter if you have three left feet- just do it for the fun of it!

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14. Learn To Bake

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Learn to bake. The best way to anyone’s heart is through chocolate cake, chocolate chip cookies and fudge brownies! (Yes, yes, and yes!)

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15. Take Solitary Trips

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Take solitary trips to new places. Travelling alone is the best way to find yourself. (You may get geographically lost many times during the process though!)

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16. Learn A Foreign Language

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Learn a foreign language. Pick a language you have always admired and learn it. The sense of accomplishment once you have mastered it is inexplicable.

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17. Sign Up For A Cause

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Sign up for a good cause you strongly believe in. You could teach underprivileged kids, cook food for the needy or volunteer at hospitals and old age homes- it doesn’t matter as long as it makes difference in somebody’s life!

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18. Go Out For A Karaoke Night

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Go out with your friends for a Karaoke night and sing your heart out.

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19. Binge Watch Childhood Movies

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Binge watch your favorite childhood movies.

 

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20. Read Your Favorite Book Again

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Read your favorite book for the 100th time.

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21. Take Up A Physical Challenge

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Take up a physical challenge and complete it like a boss- be it running a marathon or running 100 meters.

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22. Take On A DIY Project

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Take on a DIY project. Making something from scratch without anyone’s help can boost your creativity as well as confidence.

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23. Take Acting Lessons

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Take acting lessons. Everyone has an actor hidden inside them. Discover your talent and share it with the world.

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24. Conquer A Phobia

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Battle with a phobia and conquer it. If you are scared of heights, then try climbing a glass staircase or trekking uphill. If you are scared of water, learn to swim.If you are scared of blood, watch Game of Thrones!

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25. Have A Starry-night Picnic Dinner

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Have a picnic dinner under the starry sky.

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26. Get A Puppy

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Gift a puppy to a loved one. Or even better, get one for yourself.

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27. Cook Your Parents Dinner

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Make your parents dinner.

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28. Explore Your Country

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Explore your country. Everyone may not be able to afford a world tour. But exploring every nook and cranny of your country is something anyone can try.

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29. Get Your Dream Job

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Quit that dead-end desk job and try your hand at your all-time dream job. What if you make it after all?

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30. Try Liking Something You Hate

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Try to like something you have always hated- it could be a dish, a book or even a person (the first two choices may be the easiest of the lot). Doing so will help broaden your perspectives.

 

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31. Take A Risk

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Take a risk and do something you have never done before fearing consequences. It could be anything from starting your own business to taking flying lessons.

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32. Kick A Bad Habit

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Kick a bad habit or two. Actually, the more, the better.

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33. Meditate

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Learn to meditate, or even better, practice yoga. The sense of discipline meditation and yoga can lend you will help you keep your cool during difficult situations.

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34. Let Go

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Learn to let go. Some things are just not meant to be. Know when to let go of something or someone you love very much.

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35. Write To Your Future Self

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Write a letter to yourself in the future. You can open it 5-10 years later and laugh at how stupid you sounded back then.

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36. Pamper Yourself

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Pamper yourself occasionally. Treat yourself to a spa day, buy that lovely burgundy sweater or striking tan leather jacket that would probably cost half your salary, eat only desserts for a day, sleep a whole weekend away!

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37. Get A Tattoo

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Get a tattoo to symbolize a milestone in your life.

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38. Get Heartbroken

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Get heartbroken. As bad as it sounds, nothing can make you stronger, trust me!

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39. Record Precious Moments

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Record every memorable moment. No, this does not mean clicking selfies with your food. Realize how every precious moment is important to you and etch it in your heart. Some memories are more powerful than photographs.

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40. Forgive Self

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Love yourself. Forgive yourself for all the bad decisions you have taken, and will continue to take in life.

Never forget; it’s the little things in life that always count. So don’t miss out on any of them!