Are you over 50 and in the position of having to start your life over after a loss, change or adversity? Are you struggling with the concept of reinventing yourself and your life?
Change through choice is one thing, but finding yourself in the position of having to change at an age when you expected to be settled, comfortably well off and cruising happily along can be very traumatic.
No one can know the best path for you but yourself. Friends can give you advice, but it’s just that – advice.
Only you know what has to be done, but it is very difficult to remain connected with your core, to feel your intuition speak, when you are highly stressed.
Staying connected to core is a whole other blog post, but for now here are five facts that might help you stay focussed on that new life ahead.
1. Fifty is not the start of old age.
- Seeing yourself as “old” after 50 is a self-fulfilling prophecy. Chane your view to change your outcome.
- Rethink your ideas on when old age begins. Studies show that ageism actually hurts physically.
- We’re persistently pushing the boundaries of age, with over 50s living far longer and in better health than previously.
2. You can look healthier now than you did 10 years ago.
- Find your personal line between achieving a younger look and allowing yourself to age. There’s no failure in ageing.
- Stress is very ageing. But you can reverse the effects it has on your face.
- Here are 15 practical tips on how to achieve a younger look
3. You can become a different person.
- Breaking the habit of who you were/are is a huge challenge. Dr Joe Dispenza’s work on this may help.
- Small changes taken in baby steps can help you to change into a different person if you want to.
- Take responsibility for the change you need to see happen in your life. Change happens from within.
4. You don’t need money to do it
- Worry and stress can prevent you seeing the next step. Try to return to the moment to get clarity and calmness.
- If you’ve lost everything, including financially, this is especially traumatic. Here are 6 tips that might help.
- Your assets are not just financial. Learn to live in uncertainty, to feel your fear, to take action.
5. Your story will help another woman do it too
- Story is a major part of our culture as humans. It’s how we learn.
- Telling your story is empowering and can be healing.
- You may help another woman feel less isolated by sharing your story, for example on social media, a blog or even in a book.
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Love and Best,