Successful Living: 5 Ways Your Time Gets Better With Age

June 13, 2017

It’s the phase of life where time is definitely on your side! And here are five ways it can make your life not just good, but really good:


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1—You have more time for a little “friendly” competition

The retirement years are great because you have more free time to do what you want—and with whom you want. This is important because having close friendships is healthy. Those who maintain and strengthen friendships live happier and longer lives. Plus, friendships decrease blood pressure and stress, and can also reduce the risk of depression.


senior friends at a cafe

2—You can eat out with friends on any day that ends in “y”

The days of overbooked schedules and jam-packed calendars are gone. In fact, you probably didn’t even shed a tear when you left the working world behind. And now, you can reap the rewards of being in control of your calendar. This means enjoying a little dinner and conversation—or a lot—any time you damn well please.

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3—You can fully exercise your rights (and lefts)

Remember the days when getting a workout in meant sneaking away at lunch? Which also meant that you somehow had to drive to the gym, find a parking spot, change, work out, shower, change, and then drive back to work, all in under an hour. Let’s all pause for a moment and have a hearty laugh. Now, you can head to the gym morning, noon, or night. Or all three. And as we all know, the health benefits of regular exercise lead to long-term benefits.

Ultimate list of exercise activities:



senior woman painting

4—You can create and re-create

With great amounts of time come great opportunities to use it well. So how will you occupy yours? You still need to keep your brain stimulated, especially since work-related tasks are no longer around. And the good news about that is there’s so much you can do to stay sharp. Whether you always wanted to pen that great American novel or sculpt a steampunk masterpiece, you can make it happen.

20 creative DIY project ideas:



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5—You’ll have time to enjoy all the above at Summit Vista

It’s true. As Utah’s first Life Plan Community, we’re redefining what successful aging and living can be. And you’re going to like how it looks. So whether you want to be near close friends, enjoy a maintenance-free lifestyle, or maybe join several social clubs, you can. Summit Vista can be everything you want it to be, and much more.


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