The 7 Biggest Challenges Facing Women in Midlife - Number 1 - Time is Running Out
At some point in midlife we start to reflect on the choices we’ve made, the lives we have and what the future might hold. Life can be tough; the challenges of relationship breakdown, career change and health issues.... can cause us to feel disappointed. If you are facing any of the big challenges of midlife or you just want to take action before life has passed you by, this series of articles is for you.
Feeling that time is running out
In our youth we may have had a number of dreams regarding things we wanted to do. The reality is often that the first half of our life is taken up with establishing a career; earning money; finding a partner; raising children; just coping with everyday life challenges. We make compromises to keep the peace; to live up to the expectation of our parents or to fit in with those around us. We can find ourselves living a life very different to that we dreamed of.
According to Bronnie Ware, the most common regret of the dying is “I wish I'd had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me.”
The second half of life can offer new possibilities. It’s a chance for you to consider what life you want, what will make you happy?
- Make a list of everything you want to be, have and do in your life,
- Do something new for the first time – break out of your comfort zone,
- Hire a life coach,
- Go to www.actionforhappiness.organd sign up to join this movement for positive social change which aims to bring together people from all walks of life who want to play a part in creating a happier society for everyone.
- Attend our Flourish Retreat – lots of help & time to focus on making the most of your midlife. Contact us for more details