Are you getting Satisfaction with Your life?
Are you stuck in a rut? Sometimes we get so stuck in the rut, of what we are doing and thinking. What if you were to stop and think about it?
Of course I’m not suggesting that you should change just for the sake of it, or because you are reading this. Just think about it.
There are times in your life where maybe you don’t want to take a risk because of family responsibilities and commitments. That’s understandable. But you could think about it. Maybe you can see a future time when you can take a reinvention risk. In order to assess that situation, you need to think- are you living a life that satisfies the things that you value in life and the things that you want and need?
Of course, knowing your values, beliefs, wants and needs is not always the easiest thing to establish. As we age and we experience, learn and change. That’s why it so important to check in with yourself on a regular basis. This can be done by yourself, or with help from a life coach on a one to one basis or a life coaching workshop.
“A person who views the world the same at 50, as they did at 20, has wasted 30 years of their life “
When you are younger in your twenties, change or reinvention is seen as positive – when you get older it’s seen as a “mid life crisis”.
Checking in with yourself and examining your life, it can be scary and frightening. You might have to let go of lots of things, people and maybe a job. You might be afraid to fail, or upset people, lose your friends etc. You may face rejection by family and friends because you have stopped playing their designated role for you. They might even try and sabotage your efforts.
You can do it at any time and any age. There is no right time. It’s now time. It’s never to late to change your life. Have a new adventure.
We are all living longer. The average woman lives to 88 and man 84. So even at 60 you could have another 20plus years of a new life and focus…of course you may slow down a bit, that’s natural. Just do things a bit slower and pace yourself. Just looking a Mick Jagger, he’s 75 and rehearsing now for Rolling Stones next tour. Doing what he loves. No retirement.
I’m not saying that you should or must change. I’m suggesting that you should think about it on a regular basis. Mindfulness and Mindful Living helps you check in on yourself on a daily basis. It helps calm your mind, notice your thoughts, not get consumed by them and make better choices and deal better with the ups and downs of life.
You may decide that you are happy and fulfilled and satisfying all your values, beliefs, wants and needs. That’s great and you are blessed. A very powerful mindfulness tool is to do a ten finger gratitude exercise every day. Count on your fingers, ten things that you are grateful for, maybe take for granted, it’s a great little technique. You don’t have to find ten, whatever you can think of. Try it.
Don’t be afraid to try. Be brave, true to you.
Find U…Be U