Top 40 Things to do After your 40
I recently ran a competition that involved people telling me what their ‘Ultimate Thing to do after 40 was’. I had nearly 300 suggestions so thought I’d compile a list of my favourite Top 40 Things to do After your 40. I personally don’t have a bucket list as I think it would put too much pressure on me. I plan on enjoying a few glasses of wine and for once in my life feeling comfortable in my own skin. However, I’m now intrigued to try a few of these.
- Travel, travel, travel
- See the Northern Lights
- Dance on a West End stage
- Buy a sports car
- Hair balloon flight
- Holiday without the kids
- Go to Vegas and play the slots
- Europe in a Luxury Camper Van
- Bungee Jump
- Swim with dolphins
- Climb Kilimanjaro
- Canoeing in Canada
- Play with my grand children
- Go wing walking
- Have some ‘me’ time
- Keep the weight off
- Go trekking up Everest
- Go Zorbing
- Loop a light aircraft
- Witness a total eclipse of the sun
- Have a baby
- Write a novel
- Retire…..to a desert island
- Ice skating in central park
- Learn to play an instrument
- Run a marathon
- Go to space
- Learn a foreign language
- Buy a designer handbag
- White Water Rafting
- See The Nutcracker in New York
- Route 66
- Jump out of a plane
- Scuba diving off the great barrier reef
- Start looking after yourself
- Get a degree
- Go to my first rave
- To live life like I’m getting younger not older
- Dump everything in your life that makes you unhappy – life’s too short
- Enjoy life and not worry about all the things you did when you were young
What is your ultimate thing to do after you turn 40?
I thought this was pure genius so I wanted to share it with you. I’m now in my 40s and a few months ago I started noticing that I was struggling to read text messages on my iPhone. I was having to progressively hold my phone farther and farther away until it came into focus.
Oh the joys of getting older!
However, I noticed a friend had rather large text on her phone the other night, so I had a little look in the settings and worked out what she had done.
These are instructions for an iPhone.
Go into Setting>General>Accessibility
The select Large Text and choose the font size you would like but don’t go to mad or anyone in a mile radius will be able to read your texts. I chose 20pt and it’s making the world of difference.
Hope this helps in some way.
To celebrate the release of ‘This is 40‘ by acclaimed writer, director and producer, Judd Apatow, we’re giving one of my readers a chance to win a copy of the DVD and a £100 voucher from Red Letter Days.
The film itself, a ‘sort of’ sequel to Knocked Up, follows a married couple played by Paul Rudd and Leslie Mann as they struggle with the changes of life as they turn 40 and the alterations that occur in their relationship and family dynamic – all with hilarious consequences!
I turned 40 a couple of years ago. I know a lot of people fear it but for the first time in my life I finally feel comfortable in my own skin and am thoroughly enjoying it so far. My body is doing a few things I’m not too happy about; rogue hairs, cellulite and gravity but now I just find myself laughing it off!
We’d love create a list of ‘The Ultimate 40 things to do after you’re 40 list’. To enter the competition simply leave a blog comment via the rafflecopter form below stating what your ‘Ultimate thing to do after 40 would be’. Additional entries are also available. The winner will be chosen at random. We will then generate an Ultimate Top 40 list from your suggestions. I can’t wait to see what you come up with.
A full list of Terms and Conditions can be found at the bottom of the form but in short it’s open to UK residents only aged 18+.
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When I was a teenager we used to take the piss out of my step father incessantly as he progressively held his newspaper farther and farther away so he could read it. We used to joke that he needed Go Go Gadget Mechanical Arms.
This has come back to bite me in the ass. I thought it may be the screen on my new phone but I’ve now worked out that my site is going as well. I’ve always had perfect vision, which is quite surprising as I regularly work on computers and in front of projectors. I’m finding I have to hold my phone just that tiny bit farther so that things come into focus.
I’ve spoken to an optometrists and apparently this is completely normal ‘with age’ and not a damn thing I can do about it!
So what else do I have to look forward to?
Flickr Photo Credit D’oh Boy
As many of you know I have recently turned 40 and I look a bit worse for wear. In an attempt, to stay looking younger, I’ve tried quite a few things from sticking 100s of tiny pins into my face to a mild chemical peal! However, I’m not willing to go under the knife…..yet!
A few months ago, prior to my first Radio Frequency treatment; which is a non-invasive treatment where a device is used to heat up the skin to 42 degrees to stimulate collagen growth, thus reducing wrinkles, I announced on Twitter that I was having Radio Therapy which is a whole different kettle of fish. I do apologise if I caused any alarm.
I haven’t done a ‘Cilla Black’ and they didn’t need to freeze my face first. It’s virtually painless. You get the odd ting when the frequency bounces off a bone, a rather odd sensation but not painful in the least and at times it may get a bit warm. The procedure takes about 45 minutes and I nearly fell asleep as I was so relaxed. Following the treatment, Carolina from the Anti-Ageing Clinic, who has the skin of a 30 year old but is my age (b*tch), put a cooling mask on my face. There was a rather technical name for it but in short it’s full of water.
Then she uses a red light, which again stimulates collagen growth. Apparently, you can buy one of these and use them at home but personally can’t see myself doing that as I’m lucky if I remember to take my make up off before hitting my silk pillow.
As I’ve said I’ve tried a few other things and honestly, this is the only one that I have instantly noticed a difference. I have had two treatments (£75 each) my crow’s feet and laugh lines are by no means gone, but are now a lot better.
Apparently, our next adventure is the Dermaroller Pen! I’ll let you know how we get on!
Disclosure: the treatments were compliments of the Anti-Ageing Clinic