10 Things You Should Do Before You Turn 50

Turning 50 is like entering the “middle ages” (is there anything like that even lol). I decided to round up these 10 things you should do before you turn 50.

Life is for a living! We are always so caught up with work, we never take time off for some TLC. You can’t work round the clock. You shouldn’t work round the clock and not get to live life. Life is lived in those moments that are awe-inspiring.

Then again, there must be something you want to achieve. Somewhere you would like to be five years, ten years, twenty years from now and planning is key.

So here is another on the LIST Series. 10 things to do before you turn 50! Head on to 10 Super Interesting Cool Facts You Didn’t Know! to see the very first blog on the series. You will love it!

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10 Things You Should Do Before You Turn 50!

There are lots of things that I would love to do even before I clock 40 and then before I turn 50. Have you thought about going on a cruise? Just you and boo. You know. Or perhaps go see one of those exotic islands in Punta Cana (i bet you don’t know where that is!), go scuba diving, climb Mount Everest, start a business, learn something new. Do something crazy!

Like before, I put together these 10 super cool things you should do before you turn 50!

1. Take A Trip To An Exotic Island

A friend visited the Bahamas recently and sent me pics. I was plagued by the green-eyed monster after seeing the pics lol!

There are lots of exotic islands out there. You could take a trip to any of the 16 most exotic island destinations from the Maldives to Bora Bora in French Polynesia to Seychelles, Palawan in the Philippines, Santorini in Greece, the Dominican Republic are all exotic islands with beautiful beaches to explore! Santorini and Punta Cana are a must for me!

photo of a seashore:10 things to do before you turn 50

2. Have Sex On A Beach

Oh well, you are going to explore on an exotic beach. Take it up a notch by having sex on that beautiful beach. The experience should be out of the world! No! I don’t. Want. To. Hear. About. It. Afterward!

Thank you!

This is definitely one of the things you should do before you turn 50! Am I up for it too? I am writing this right? There you go!

10 things you should do before you turn 50: have sex on the beach

3.Learn A New Language

You know what they say. The day you stop learning is the day you start dying. Learning a new language at 50 is sure to give you that feeling of “I can do anything”! So go ahead and learn a new language. Hola, Que Tal?

Duolingo is a good tool to use! You can find it on the Google App Store!

You might also want to check out these 3 Self Improvement Books For A Better You

Spanish poem on a notebook

4. Write A Journal

I believe one of the things you should do before you turn 50 is to start keeping a journal.

You have lived for 49 years plus! Write a journal and chronicle your thoughts and perceptions. You do not need to be a great writer to do that. Write down your life experiences, the crazy and naughty things you got up to. Who knows? It might become a hit like the popular Grey series!

A journal and pencil for writing a journal before you turn 50

5. Go On A Cruise

I am about enjoying life to the fullest and one of the things I would definitely do if I win a million dollars before I turn 50, is to go on a cruise.

Yes, you heard me right. I know from all those travel coupons and TV shows you’ve seen with scenes from a luxury cruise ship with all those lights, gay laughter, beautiful people from all walks of life, and oh all those fun activities onboard, appealed to you just like it did me. So go on a cruise before you turn 50 like I plan to do too! Here’s a breathtaking picture to convince you!

Picture of a cruise ship

6. Pay Off Your Debts

Yes, shit is getting serious. While all work and no play, make you a dull girl/boy, you still have to do the serious shit. If by 50, you are still owing debts (except credit facilities for running a profit-making business), then you have been playing too much John!

Pay off your debts by 50 so you can do all the fun things you want! It has a way of making the air seem fresher, feel lighter, and gives a swag to your steps. Yes, you are free. Of debts!

That’s one of the 10 things you should do before you turn 50! Absolutely necessary.

Picture showing debts equal zero

7. Commit To A Health Ritual

Aging is a beautiful thing and no one should make you feel bad when those laugh lines start showing, wrinkles popping here and there, etc. When we are aging, our body’s metabolism slows down so we have to adjust accordingly.

That is why before you turn 50, you need a health ritual that will make you feel healthier. You could take up yoga, start a walking regimen or any other exercise regimen, register at a gym. Your body will thank you for it!

I believe having an exercise regimen that you adhere to should be given major priority in the 10 things you should before you turn 50 roundup list!

woman in her 50s exercising

8. Give. Back!

Another thing you should do before you turn 50 is to give back to society!

There are lots of worthy causes out there you can lend your MM (muscle and money) to. Charity organizations abound that you can readily contribute to. Giving does not have to be in millions.

It could be as simple as lending your muscle to that orphanage home or shelter home in your community, be a volunteer teacher at the local school, see a brilliant student through college. You shouldn’t wait till you are 50 to give though.

Giving should be a way of life for everyone. Young and old. The world needs love from each and every one of us!

woman holding coins in her hands

9. Own Your Own Business

Jennifer? John? Financial freedom should be at the top of your “To Do” list before turning 50. True wealth comes from being in business for yourself. A 9 to 5 job is simply for sustenance.

Nothing else. The trick is to discover your passion and turn it into a making money venture. Not at easy as it sounds bro but the reward is financial freedom. Who doesn’t want that?!

open for business sign

10. Own A Home!

Adulting is serious shit I tell you! No kidding! So this here is a must of the 10 things you should do before you hit 50 darlings!

Things don’t get more serious than this! A roof over your head. Your. Own. Roof. Over. Your. Head is pure bliss. I tell you. This is a top priority. Top on the list fam. Whatever you do, own a home before you clock 50.

That’s my dream house below! Oh well, my kitchen (yeah, I love getting dirty. In the kitchen). Use your imagination and you’ll see how the rest of the house looks like. Yes, I am modest like that lol.


And that is a wrap, guys. You might like to see these 20 tips for personal development too!

You all know I love to hear from you. What would you like to do before you turn 50? Over 50? No worries. Let the young ones like us learn from your experiences by sharing them here!

You all, have a productive week!

Kinging Queen

Jennifer Pompaski
Jennifer Pompaski

Hi, my name is Jennifer. I am an Engineer by day and a blogger 24/7. I am passionate about Self Improvement & Productivity and this blog is dedicated to that passion! I hope you find it worthwhile each time you visit! If you do find anything helpful on here, kindly share because sharing is caring!

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  1. Mike
    May 10, 2020 / 2:50 pm

    I did all of these before 50. Now Iā€™m working on my before 60 list.

    • May 15, 2020 / 4:46 pm

      Wow! That is absolutely fantastic Mike? You mean you did that beach thing part too? Lol! Don’t mind me! I am just being silly! Seriously, that you have achieved all this is great. I am gradually working my way through the list and I am certain I will be able to get all done before I am 50! Thanks for reading and commenting!

  2. August 15, 2019 / 3:40 pm

    I’ve already done the first 8 of these, some multiple times! I still have nearly a decade to go before I reach 50.
    My goal is to visit every country in the world before I’m 50. I’m almost halfway there!

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    October 5, 2018 / 11:16 am

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    October 5, 2018 / 10:10 am

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  7. May 19, 2018 / 7:39 pm

    well I own a home and have no desire to go on a cruise! As for sex on a beach, can I just overlook the beach or do it in the ocean instead?? Haha.

    • May 20, 2018 / 6:06 pm

      Hahahahahahah. Tania, i didn’t say anything about doing it in the ocean! Good thing about your home. Congratulations! Have yourself a beautiful week!

  8. Amos Akpojivi
    November 5, 2017 / 1:17 pm

    Thank u very much for this awareness. Though life begins at 50 but Nigeria factors has grounded so many destiny.

  9. ChiCity
    October 31, 2017 / 5:39 am

    Hmmm! Sex on the beach eh! Lol! Meanwhile, owing a business or becoming a boss of your own before or at 50 is real kul. However, though It is no longer possible for me considering the age I got married, It was once my dream having some of my children graduate and becoming a grand mum on or before 50.It is still a worthwhile obtainable goal if age is still by one’s side. Looks pretty and exciting when your children are mistaken to be your siblings.

  10. sammy2014us
    October 30, 2017 / 10:38 am

    Definately not sex on the Beach!!! Have you had Beach sand inthe crack of your arse? Oh girl, you wont want to risk the beach sand in your pussey.Try sex inside the water instead and thank me later, muuuuah!!!
    The other contents i totally agree with. Praying against unforseen natural occurences (Act Of God). Tonadoes,Earthquakes, Mad shooters etc at anytime of our vacations to all these Islands…Youthfulness begins from the heart!!!

  11. Tessy
    October 30, 2017 / 9:38 am

    Even though fifty is still a long one for me, I totally agree with this write-up. Life begins at fifty… Tessy Bliss

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