There are many factors that contribute to creating a fulfilling life at midlife and beyond. One of the most important ones is the habits that you have. So, if you would like to increase levels of fulfillment in your life, it is well worth taking some time to work out what habits you could create to do that. To help you get started with that I have listed below some of the top habits of people who have a fulfilling life, at midlife and beyond.

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13 habits of people who have a fulfilling life at midlife and beyond

Habits for a fulfilling life at midlife and beyondThere are many factors that contribute to creating a fulfilling life at midlife and beyond.

One of the most important ones is the habits that you have.

So, if you would like to increase levels of fulfillment in your life, it is well worth taking some time to work out what habits you could create to do that.

To help you get started with that, I have listed below some of the top habits of people who have a fulfilling life, at midlife and beyond.

13 habits of people who have a fulfilling life at midlife and beyond

1. They don’t buy into the negative social conditioning and stereotyping of what the rest of the world dictates life at midlife and beyond is like. Instead, they decide for themselves how they want this stage of life to be and then find ways to make it so.

2. They have created their own definition of success based on their values and what is most important to them and are building every area of their life around that.

3. They don’t allow themselves to get knocked off track by setbacks, challenges or things going wrong. They accept that is all part of creating a fulfilling life.

4. They don’t do drama, and they don’t engage in other people’s drama either. Drama is such an energy drain, whether it is your own or someone else’s. Fulfilled people don’t have time for that sort of nonsense.

5. They don’t settle for mediocrity. If their life isn’t the way that they want it, they don’t just settle for it. They get off their arse and do something about it. Fulfilled people don’t wallow in pity parties!

6. They surround themselves with positive, can-do, constructive people. On the flip side, they protect themselves from energy draining and toxic people.

7. They have strong personal boundaries that protect the fulfilling life they have created.

8. They look after themselves. It is very difficult to feel fulfilled if you are always feeling like crap. Fulfilled people prioritise their health and wellbeing.

9. They don’t compare themselves or their lives to other people’s. They focus on their own lives and how they want it to be.

10. The don’t fall into the being constantly busy habit. Fulfilled people have a habit of pacing themselves, thus avoiding a lot of stress and overwhelm. We live in a world that seems to glorify being constantly busy and ignore how destructive it is in many ways and on many different levels. Fulfilled people march to the beat of their own drum.

11. They don’t take themselves or life too seriously.

12. They don’t define themselves by their age. They know age has nothing to do with the possibility of having a deeply fulfilling life.

13. They get that fulfillment lies in simplicity. Their lives are often built around simplicity as a core value.

Which of these habits would you benefit from creating?

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  • loved this Ali – it was nice to see that I could tick most of these boxes (and I shared it on my blog fb page because the points are all so do-able!)

  • Laurie Oien

    All good habits to live by! Sometimes it takes plenty of practice & recognition before some or all are even accomplished. Then next thing you know you’re in midlife. All very good reminders for a fulfilling life! 🙂

  • Hi Leanne, good for you that you can tick most of thoise boxes. Thanks for sharing my post on your blog too. Apprecaite that. Hope your readers get value from it.

  • Hi Laurie, you are so right – forming habits does take a lot of practice but the benefits are so worth all the effort.

  • Preach it, girl! Yes, so right about not buying into the conventional way of thinking in stereotypes. And the other 12 traits are right on the money, too.

  • Thanks Carol. Glad you enjoyed that article.

  • Yes! Love these and am living them (in some cases a lot and in others bit by bit, but it’s all good!)

  • That’s great to hear karen. Go you.

  • Great list, Ali! For me the ‘don’t do drama’ is at the top. I have a very low tolerance for drama!
    b

  • Great reminders Ali! All of these increase our happiness and fulfillment for sure!

  • That is a good one to prioritise Barbara. Makes such a difference.

  • They certainly do Kathy.

  • Stephanie_The_Recipe_Renovator

    I could not love this post more @alidavies:disqus

  • Thank you Stephanie. I am delighted you enjoyed it so much.

  • Connie Peters

    Great reminders!! 😉

  • Thanks Connie.

  • “Constantly busy” … that is such a trap. Don’t i know it. I think all of these are great food for thought. I’m making a meal of them now!

  • Wonderful reminders! Thank you.

  • Carol, delighted you found them useful.

  • You are welcome Anita. Glad you got value from them.

  • I love these. They’re great reminders.

  • TinaKumley

    Simplicity, like that!

  • Jennifer, I think it helps to keep these things in mind as we navigate the path of life, with all its twists and turns and ups and downs.

  • Tina, makes a world of difference. One of the core values I work on building all areas of my life around.

  • Yes, number 9 is so important. The focus should be on who we want to be, what we want to create and where we are going and act accordingly.

  • whitney

    I have made taking care of myself my number one priority, a business imperative. If I am not well and I am the deliverable in my business, then guess what – my business isn’t well either. Great list. I can see that I have a few to improve on from this list. Well done!

  • Hi Whitney, good for you making self care your top priority. So important. Makes a massive difference to so many things on so many different levels.

  • Great list! I need to print this and read this again and again! 🙂

  • Hi Jennifer, delighted you found it useful.

  • I need to watch how busy I get. Keeping a balance is so tricky.

  • Hi Caryn, yes indeed, managing our busyness is key.