It’s Never Too Late to Start Living Well: How To Live Your Best Life

This week, I overheard a conversation in the office. It was just bizarre. One younger lady (25 years old) was sharing her concerns that’s she’s lost the good years and didn’t go traveling when all her friends did. The lady consoling her was worried that she was approaching her 50’s and starting to share her list of what she “wishes” she did when she was younger and she couldn’t possibly learn new skills or attempt to travel now.

You can only imagine what my face was like, but they did laugh at me and my reaction and I’m pleased to say, one showed me their plane ticket a few days later. 

Guess what? It’s never too late to start living. Seriously, never. Whether you’re 16 or 96, the perfect time to turn things around is now. Yep, NOW. Let’s dive into why it’s never too late and how you can jump-start your fabulous new life today. Ready? Let’s roll!

Why It’s Never Too Late

The Myth of the “Perfect Time”

Raise your hand if you’ve ever thought, “I’ll start living well when…………happens.” Yeah, we’ve all been there. But here’s the kicker: there is no perfect time. Waiting for all the stars to align is like waiting for a unicorn to deliver your Amazon packages, NOT in the near future anyway.( Although my daughter would be living her best life at that stage. The perfect time is NOW. Literally as you read this blog post, if you want a change in your life, the time to start is now.

Age is Just a Number

You know what they say: age is like fine wine—it just keeps getting better. Okay, maybe that’s wine, but the sentiment applies. You’re not too old to try something new. Colonel Sanders didn’t start KFC until he was in his 60s, Vera Wang didn’t design her first dress until she was 40, David Baszucki was 41 when he created Roblox, Kris Jenner was 52 when she met with the produce to start her reality TV show and Grandma Moses began her painting career at 78!  If that doesn’t scream, “It’s never too late,” I don’t know what does. Plus, do you really want to spend your golden years talking about all the things you *didn’t* do? Nah, didn’t think so.

Steps to Start Living Well Right Now

  1. Ditch the Regrets

First things first: stop beating yourself up over past decisions. So, what if you spent your 20s watching reality TV instead of traveling the world? Regrets are like those weird leftovers in the fridge—throw them out and make room for something fresh. Aways aim to look forward, we can’t go back in time. The past does shape us, but it doesn’t determine your future. Ditch them and move on.  

Like Frank said “Regrets, I have a few, but then again, too few to mention. Be more like Frank!


  1. Set Fun Goals

Forget boring resolutions like “lose weight” or “save money.” How about “learn to juggle” or “dance like no one’s watching (even if they are)?” or learn affiliate marketing so you can live a free life! You could travel the world, love Monday’s and live the life you’ve dreamt of.   Setting fun, quirky goals makes the journey to living well exciting. Plus, who wouldn’t want to add “professional hula hooper” to their CV?

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  1. Embrace Change

Change can be scary, but it’s also where the magic happens. Whether it’s changing your career, learning a new hobby, or just changing your haircut, go for it! Change is part of growth. Resisting change in life is equivalent to stop growing. Please don’t fight it. Change is really good.


  1. Surround Yourself with Positivity

Negativity is like glitter at a craft party—it gets everywhere and is hard to get rid of. Ditch the Debbie Downers and Negative Nancys and “Karren’s” in your life and surround yourself with people who lift you up. Find your tribe and stick with them like glue (the non-toxic kind, of course). I’ve found the best tribe, they are new to my life but I have met so many wonderful people who are going through the same journey as myself. I’m 37 and making new friends, and you can too- let me show you how!


  1. Take Care of Your Health

Okay, okay, I know this sounds like something your mum would say, but it’s true. You can’t live well if you feel like crap. Start small: drink more water, take a walk, eat a vegetable (yes, just one to start). Your body will thank you, and you’ll have more energy for all those fun goals you set. If you’ve read my previous blog, I have recently made changes to my health, and I’ve felt so much better. 100% less headaches and feel like I have more energy in general!


  1. Laugh More

Laughter is the best medicine, they say. I don’t know who “they” are, but they’re onto something. Watch funny movies, tell bad jokes, laugh at yourself (in a loving way). It’s hard to take life too seriously when you’re cracking up.


 Final Thoughts

Living well isn’t about having a perfect life; it’s about enjoying the ride. So what are you waiting for? Get out there, set some crazy goals, laugh until your sides hurt, and start living your best life today. And remember, it’s never too late to be fabulous. Now, “go forth with confidence” (my grandma says that to me every time I see her, it got me through all my exams and scary life moments) and have


27 thoughts on “It’s Never Too Late to Start Living Well: How To Live Your Best Life

  1. Sarah, this is such an inspiring post! It’s a great reminder that age really is just a number and it’s never too late to start living the life you want. I love the practical steps you provided, especially setting fun goals and surrounding yourself with positivity. Your personal stories and examples make it all very relatable and motivating. Looking forward to implementing these tips and starting my own journey of living well! Thanks, Atif

  2. Great guidance, here. When you heard the back and forth at the office, I bet you thought, “That’s going in my blog, this week.” There is nothing more eye opening then listening or eavesdropping into people’s conversations. That’s part of people watching. Also reading a person’s energy while out and about. Easy to do and informative about a person.

  3. What an uplifting and motivating post! You’ve beautifully captured the essence of seizing the moment and living life to its fullest, regardless of age. I particularly loved the section on how age is just a number, and I love hearing about Colonel Sanders and Grandma Moses. It serves as a powerful reminder that it’s never too late to pursue our passions or try something new.

    To add to your fantastic points, I’d like to mention the importance of continuous learning. In today’s digital age, there are countless online resources and platforms like Coursera, Udemy, or even YouTube, where you can learn new skills or hobbies. Whether it’s picking up a new language, diving into a craft, or understanding digital marketing, the world is literally at our fingertips, and learning new skills improves cognitive function!

    Also, don’t underestimate the power of community. Joining local clubs, online forums, or social media groups related to your interests can provide amazing support and motivation. They can be a source of encouragement and inspiration, showing that others are also making significant changes later in life.

    Thank you for inspiring us to break free from the “perfect time” myth and live our best lives now!

  4. This is so motivating and inspirational! You are so right when you say it’s never too late. If I had waited to do a lot of things that I thought I was not ready for I would have missed out on a lot. That’s not to say that I have put off doing things that I should have done or wanted to do, I just hope that I learn from those mistakes and avoid having any regrets. I was trying to find my favorite point in your six-point list. However, I could not as they are all so good! So, it’s a tie for me all 6 are fantastic. I certainly hope I spend a little bit more time doing number 6! Have a fantastic day and week, my friend!

    1. Hi Sarah,

      I absolutely loved this post! It’s such an inspiring reminder that it’s never too late to start living the life you’ve always dreamed of. The stories of Colonel Sanders, Vera Wang, and Grandma Moses are particularly motivating. It’s all about embracing change, setting fun goals, and surrounding yourself with positivity. Thanks for the tips on starting small with health changes and for the encouragement to laugh more. I’m definitely going to take your advice and set some quirky goals of my own. Keep these uplifting posts coming!

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  5. Hi Sarah

    Thank you for sharing your thoughts on the importance of living well and seizing the moment regardless of age. It’s inspiring to hear your perspective on embracing change and pursuing new experiences at any stage of life.

    The myth of waiting for the “perfect time” truly resonates with me. Your analogy of waiting for all the stars to align being as improbable as a unicorn delivering Amazon packages humorously highlights the need to take action now rather than waiting for an ideal moment that may never arrive.

    The examples you provided of individuals like Colonel Sanders, Vera Wang, and Grandma Moses achieving success later in life serve as powerful reminders that age is indeed just a number. It’s never too late to embark on new adventures, learn new skills, and chase dreams, no matter how unconventional they may seem.

    Your steps to start living well, from ditching regrets to setting fun goals and surrounding oneself with positivity, offer practical and uplifting advice for anyone looking to enhance their quality of life. Embracing change, taking care of one’s health, and finding joy in laughter are essential components of a fulfilling life journey.

    Thank you for the inspiring reminder to live life to the fullest, appreciate each moment, and strive for a life without regrets. Your words serve as a source of motivation to pursue my goals with enthusiasm and positivity. Here’s to embracing change, setting exciting goals, and living fabulously every day!

    Warm regards,

  6. Sarah,
    Such an uplifting and motivating post. Yes age is only a number. I feel this strongly. You are never too old to start something, or at least attempt to do something you have always wanted to do. Great points on steps to start living well. I am saving to post to read again.

  7. Hi Sarah. Great post and great advice to anyone. Really resonates with my own own outlook on life really. None of us are getting old, we’re just growing wiser

  8. Hi Sarah, I love that your post is all about quality of life. The web is full of affiliate marketing how-to posts about money. “How-to make a gazillion dollars in a week.” I know plenty of people who have lots of money, but no quality of life. I. like you, would like to travel, be healthy, spend time with my children, wife, family, and friends. That requires time, which requires money. I think quality of life is a higher goal than a dollar amount. Quality of life means contentment, a dollar amount means continuous pushing – the definition of enough money is more. : )

    1. Thank you so much Michael. Having a lot of money sometimes comes at a cost. We need it to survive but not to live our fullest life! Happiness comes first.

  9. What a happy post!
    Thinking about it, I think I could definitely laugh more. I get caught up in “all the tasks” and tend to take myself too seriously. I think I’ll watch comedies while I’m exercising this week. Maybe I’ll read a funny book before bed.
    Thanks for the insight! You’ve made my week better already 🙂

    1. Watch the film and read a book that makes you smile. Nothing else matters, laughter and smiling is the best form of medicine. If you find a good book, let me know!

  10. I read your post with a huge smile on my face. What you said is so true; you’re never too old to learn new stuff. Just look at me! I turned 70 on the day you wrote this post and since I retired, I’ve taken up lawn bowls, joined a choir, had singing lessons, bought myself an electronic keyboard so I can learn to play piano again and have become an entrepreneur by starting an affiliate marketing business. Great post!

    1. I loved reading that comment, thank you. I’m please I was able to make you smile. It looks like you are keeping very busy and learning a lot of new skills- brilliant!

  11. Sarah you sound very wise for your age. May be because you are close to your grandma. It is not good to dwell on past mistakes and regrets and say “what if?” Not so easy to stay positive when you have so many people in your life that are negative.
    My mum used to say “laughter is the best medicine” and how true that is.
    I enjoyed reading this blog and I will try to be more positive and take better care of my health. Thanks for the advice.

    1. Thanks Regina. I have found that negativity breeds negativity. Stay away from people that cant see your vision and go out in the world to live it how you want to. Nothing needs to stand in your way. I’m excited to see what you get up to!

  12. Sarah, well done! I love your posts. It is amazing how people’s viewpoints on life different depending on their age. I fully retired at age 61 and started to live and enjoy life. I started my affiliate marketing career at age 62 and am confident that will be my most successful career yet. My mom will be 87 this year so I am hopeful I will live at least another 25 years. That’s a long time and not to be wasted, which is why I am embarking on my new business and also traveling and enjoying life. It’s getting shorter by the day to waste it. Seize each day. Great post!

    1. Thanks Jordan. How exciting is life when you look it it the way you have. Travel and enjoy life- That’s what we are the planet to do. x

  13. Yes, Indeed. You are so right! It’s never too late, though we do like using age to make excuses!!

    What is really weird is I feel I am the same person that I was in my 30s, perhaps just a wee bit wiser, and if I could say to my younger self. Ok. It’s going to be ok.

    I love being reminded that Grandma Moses began her painting career at 78!

    I want to be more like Frank! It’s time to “throw out those weird leftovers” and make way for something new.

    Yes!! Setting fun goals will do the trick!

    I am about to travel this week and am conscious that part of me would like to stay home and safe but I know once I’m out and about I will love that too.

    Yup, yup yup. Health!! and Laughter! – It’s all part of the healing…

    Yes. I will “go forth with confidence” as your grandmother said to you and enjoy the process / the journey.

    Yes, I do appreciate your posts. Sarah.

  14. I have recently started to feel my age! So what an inspiring read this was!
    “It’s never too late to start living well.” This really resonated with me because it reminds me that age should never be a barrier to pursuing new passions and making positive changes. The stories of people achieving great things later in life are interesting and bring the point right home!. Thank you for this reminder to live my best life now!

  15. Great post! I thinks it’s important to act and not wait, whether its work related or family, personal, leisure life related.
    I really like the 5 points you listed. The one I could do more often is set fun goals. All in all I’m actually quite content at this stage. Just turned 51, been to several vacations, haven’t done a whole lot of vacationing or fun stuff for some years. However, I’m still content and happy with my lifestyle with my family at this point and don’t have to add much 🙂
    Had I not read your post I wouldn’t have been challenged to examine myself in this regard 🙂
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  16. HI Sarah,

    Great post. One of the mistakes I’ve always made is waiting for the perfect time to start something. What I learned is that the perfect time hasn’t arrived yet. There are always things you must deal with, issues that life surprises you with. Even until now, I have made these mistakes sometimes.
    It’s good to prepare yourself for something, but that doesn’t mean you have to wait a long time for the perfect time.
    Thank you for reminding me about this life principle.

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