It's Not a Midlife Crisis: It's a Time of Reflection and Change
Welcome, my fellow travelers to the transformative midlife journey!
As you enter this phase of life, you might sense a bit of restlessness and uncertainty.
If you’ve ever thought...
I feel like there’s more for me to do
I’m not satisfied with the quality of my (fill in the blank: job, wellness, relationships…) you’re not alone.
It's natural to feel this way, especially as you enter your midlife years. And I want you to know that there is nothing wrong or broken with you. In fact, you are a capable, aware individual who is on the next trajectory of growth.
You’re exactly where you’re supposed to be right now.
This time of midlife is a remarkable opportunity for growth and maturity.
Let's start by acknowledging everything you’ve accomplished, experienced, learned, and created. The challenges you’ve endured. The losses you’ve grieved. The people you’ve nurtured. And yes, the mistakes you’ve gained so much from.
You’ve lived some life!
You’re ready to live in a deeper, more meaningful way for you. You’re ready to contribute without giving yourself away.
So what now?
An accessible and sweet way to begin this journey of what next is to remember back to your childhood.
What were you passionate about?
What sparked your curiosity?
What brought excitement and does it still resonate with you?
Track what comes up. You may be surprised. What you reveal to yourself may turn the page to your next chapter. These are the things that light you up!
Whether you’re in your mid-thirties, mid-sixties, or somewhere in between, this is a great time to reconnect with our values and purpose.
Your values are like the compass that guides us in making decisions and shaping our actions.
Your purpose is the very essence of why you are here on this earth.
By getting in touch with these core aspects of yourself, you can gain clarity about what truly matters and align your life accordingly.
Research has shown that having a sense of purpose is not just a lofty idea; it significantly impacts your well-being.
In fact, it's been linked to living longer, improved physical and mental health, and greater resilience in the face of challenges.
How amazing is that?
By exploring your purpose, you’re paving the way for a more fulfilling and vibrant life ahead.
Now, I want to acknowledge that this journey of self-discovery isn’t all rainbows and unicorns. Opening yourself up to what is exciting, brings you energy, and creates joy can bump you up against fears.
Before you know it, you’re listing all the reasons why you shouldn’t explore a meaningful and potentially big change (right now).
Warning! Right now, can turn into several years.
Why does this happen?
Your subconscious is working hard to keep you safe. Even if it means not being all that happy. This is normal.
Fear is natural, especially when faced with change and uncertainty. However, you have the power to recognize when fear is holding you back and courageously take steps to overcome it.
How do you move forward in the face of fear?
One step at a time.
Grounded in your values.
Curious at each turn.
Allowing for imperfection along the way.
Support and encouragement.
You will encounter new challenges and opportunities for growth – that’s the point.
This is a time to be aspirational as well as extremely kind to yourself. If you catch yourself beating yourself up for past mistakes, missteps, and imperfections offer yourself a little grace and forgiveness.
Why? They will hold you back if you don’t.
Remember, you’re doing the best you can. Talk to yourself like you would your best friend who is doing hard things.
Change is a process; you’re not looking for quick fixes or one-time solutions. Instead, you’re stepping into a lifelong commitment to growth, personal integrity, and authenticity.
So, my friend, tap into your lifetime of experience, learning, and trust in yourself. This is not a midlife crisis; it's a golden chance to blossom into the fullness of your adult self.
I invite you to walk this path with me, celebrating every step of the way, and creating a life that is deeply meaningful and purposeful. Together, we can make a positive impact on us and the world around us.
Truly, the best is yet to come.
Why wait? Book your complimentary Discovery Call with Darcie Warden. Your certified Life and Wellness Coach.