If you’re in midlife and you are ready to “make the most of your second half,” then you might have some big goals - things you really want to do! So, you start planning. And then you look at your goals and think, “ugh, this is going to be hard. It’s going to take a lot from me to accomplish this thing or have this dream of mine become a reality.”
Are you tired of feeling like life is just passing you by? OR that life is happening to you and you don’t really have any control? Or maybe you just think that making any changes would be too hard - take too much energy, time, or money… Let's figure out how to stop letting life pass us by!
Throughout our lives we hear things like, “Just let it go.” and “Don’t worry about it.” Sure, we would if we could, right? That’s what I would have said a few years ago. But, guess what? We can. We can let go of these worries we have in (and about) midlife.
Ready to make some changes or start fresh? A brand new shiny planner can help, right? It always sounds like a good idea to get a new planner and make some real plans to meet your goals, get organized, and stay on task. And, with so much going on in our lives, it’s hard to keep track of everything. So, yes, we definitely need a planner in midlife! But WHAT IS the best planner for women in midlife?
Do you sometimes wonder how to prevent having regrets when you get to the end of your life? I was listening to a guided meditation recently, which was really just some thought provoking questions to ponder. One of them was, “What would your older and wiser self tell your current self to do right now?”
Do you feel like you’ve just been going through the motions? Almost like you just don’t really have a direction in life. For a lot of us, it goes like this: Wake up tired, rush around, take care of things, get exhausted, overwhelmed and stressed, become irritable, go to bed and sleep restlessly. And, a lot of times, we are staying busy, because, well, what else is there to do? If we didn’t stay busy, what would we do?
If you’ve been feeling extra grouchy, more stressed than usual, more tired or unproductive - hmmm - I wonder if you might be carrying too much on your shoulders. (Hint - probably yes.) One of the reasons that we get overwhelmed and lack energy is because we don’t ask for help. Not asking for help can also cause a lot of yucky thoughts and feelings.
When was the last time that you thought, “I love my life”? Do you look at people who seem to love their lives and think, “damn, I wish that was me”? Well well well….I have some news for you. You TOO can be one of those people! You CAN love your life. I know, a few years ago, I would have said, “sure, whatever.”
Are you tired of the struggle to stop comparing yourself to others? Here we are at the start of a new year and oftentimes we are making resolutions or setting new goals for ourselves. But we can get stuck in some of those same patterns that have played out in our lives...including comparing our progress with others’.
What do you do when you slip up or “fall off the horse”? Life is moving along and you’re thinking that things are going really well; you’re feeling calm and in control; getting stuff done; and all of a sudden - they’re not going so well - at all. You notice that you’ve totally slipped up or fell back into old habits. What do you do? Well, I hope you forgive yourself! But, I know many of us don’t. Our automatic reaction is to blame and criticize ourselves.