Are you ready to bust Midlife Myths?
Could it be possible that you have accepted common midlife myths as reality?
For instance, have you accepted the message that your fighting a loosing battle with age when you reach fifty years? What if you were actually entering into the best season of your life filled with abundant wellness?
I am a cockeyed optimist who wants her tomb to read, “Here lies Tiffany Ann Eckhardt. Her death found her living with uncommon energy.”
I do not subscribe to rainbows or unicorns, but have learned tools that allow me to fully function through life’s 50/50. I am convinced it is possible to create a life that includes abundant wellness and the realization of dreams at any age.
So what gets in your way?
It occurred to me the other day that there are some common midlife myths accepted as truth. What if they were simply not true?
What thoughts do you have about midlife and aging? Gathering your thoughts is a perfect place to start. I love journaling! Take a piece of paper and jot down all the thoughts that you have about midlife.
Next, take a look at the thoughts circulating in your mind that have now landed on your paper. Do you like the thoughts? Is it possible that there are limiting beliefs? Where have these thought and ideas come from?
It is widely believed that our bodies are not separated from our thoughts or emotions. This is why I preach Self-Aware is the first step to Self-Care. It is time to let go of toxic beliefs. Then frame, or reframe, what your idea of midlife is and create it!
A few midlife myths worth busting
1. Midlife means the beginning of a loosing battle with well being.
In her book Goddesses Never Age, Christiane Northrup, M.D. confirms, “physical deterioration occurs in large part because of the accumulation of toxins, which results in cellular deterioration and damage along with tissue and organ breakdown.”
Yet, she also offers that the body is in a constant state of reinvention. “You do not have to have the same physical body you had just a few years ago. Every cell has been replaced.”
I am living proof of this! In 2017 I decided to question the idea that our bodies have to fall apart in midlife. I spent three years removing toxins from my diet and home. In November 2018 I became intentional about personal growth, learning tools to manage my mind. Thanks to this work, I am not the same person I was back then.
You can achieve wellness at any age, that can carry you into the best season of your life!
2. An empty nest is boring and lonely
I heard someone say in passing, “An empty nest isn’t lonely because I am there.”
Typically women spend there lives between 20 and 40 tending to their families. Without giving it a second thought, their schedule is dictated by work and family. When their little birdies fly the coop, there is naturally a void to fill.
Although change is rarely popular, a new routine emerges from the quiet house. At this point in life, you are ready to make decisions about what your future will look like?
Unfortunately, “we believe that if something great was going to happen, it would have happened when we were 20 or 30, right? It would have happened when we were in college or when we were going to school or whatever. That’s when all the amazing things happen. But what if we’re totally wrong about that?” ~Brooke Castillo
I guarantee there are several ways to look at an empty nest. What if you discover that you really enjoy your own company and that you are actually fun?
3. Time is running out with little options
The ideas that time is running out and that there are few options to those who are of a certain age are two myths that are definably limiting beliefs, in which the focus is on what can’t be done.
I intend to bust these two myths wide open!!!! There have been too many examples of successful people who achieved greatness after the age of 40. Success leaves clues. Studying their stories encourages me to explore my own.
Does the cost of learning new skills feels indulgent? This might be the real obstacle to busting theses myths. It feels too indulgent to shift the time, the resources, to something that’s purely for you. I hear people comment that they hesitated taking a course if it cost a few thousand dollars. They have never given themselves permission to spend on themselves, let alone challenge themselves to expand their minds.
Time will run out if you indulge in self depravation. Midlife is the time to invest in childhood dreams, ideas that have took a back seat to the demands of family and what your soul longs to teach you.
I am sure you have heard or even thought of a few midlife myths of your own. Maybe you are manifesting some of your beliefs, and want to pluck out them out of your story!
Are you at the crossroads, at a point in life when you are ready to make decisions about what your future will look like?
This is where I can help! Not only have I mastered the fine art of reinvention, I am a certified life coach that can help you bust the myths.
Schedule a FREE mini session today! It is my life’s work to inspire people to aspire to a life of well being! Self-aware is the first step to self-care.
What midlife myths do you wish to bust? Click the link below to schedule your FREE mini session!