Do you feel restless?
The season of midlife is often an unchartered territory. Many of my clients are experiencing a lack of structure and/or purpose for the first time in their life. Thoughts of uncertainty often causes you to feel restless.
You might be restless if…..
You’ve downsized your home or retired from a career.
The calendar is open and nothing seems predictable, when it once was overbooked.
Restlessness may even be a form of boredom and loneliness.
Are you restless from a major life event; such as a wellness awakening or late life divorce?
Of course you will feel a bit unsettled when you wondering to yourself, what’s next.
Take heart! Restless feelings are not necessarily a bad thing!
Don’t fight restless feelings
Argue for your limitations and they are yours. ~Richard Bach
Restlessness is an indication of change. Instead of indulging in confusion, answer the questions your restless feelings are begging you to answer.
Do you have a gift to explore?
What dreams did you dream as a child?
What do you love about yourself?
How can you live your best life?
The big questions
My dream had always been to open an antique store. I remember cutting out articles of Better Homes and Gardens. I can clearly see in my mind’s eye an article with a happy shop owner sweeping the sidewalk outside her store that I cut out about twenty years ago.
My vision became a reality in March of 2015, on a beautiful spring day. I opened my little store in Burton, with all my favorite people surrounding me for a ribbon cutting ceremony. It was a dream come true.
I closed that story book chapter of my life in November of 2018. As that season ended, I had to accept the ending and allowed myself to grieve the loss of my dream.
This wasn’t my first rodeo. I’ve experienced drastic changes several times in my life. I knew it was another opportunity to embrace change. Eventually, I was reminded how resilient I truly am.
To move past the restless feelings associated with change, you need to answer the big questions.
Stop and ask yourself these two questions and notice where your mind goes?
Surf the shift
This requires imagination. If you don’t have it, borrow the imagination of someone you admire. What do they believe about change? How do they feel about this season? How have they show up for life?
Think of imagination as a surfboard, just hop on the board and ride wave of possibilities.
When you surf the shift, you’ll discover how resilient you are!
Find you future
In the course of reinventing my life numerous times, I have identified four stages of change that can help you navigate uncharted territory.
What you believe you embody. I help my clients redefine what’s possible in this season.
I can help you rise above any BS regarding your possibilities, so you can stop wasting precious time.
Find your future!
What are you waiting for? Schedule a consultation today by clicking my calendar link below. I can help you answer the big questions, what’s now and what’s next?
Here’s to shifting past restless to resilient! Ride the wave of possibilities!
And the birds fluttered around her writing YES in the sky!