Feeling stuck at 50plus
It’s not difficult to get a bit stuck when we turn 50 or older. Maybe it’s even quite normal to feel somehow frustrated at this time of our life?
‘Typical’ changes in life circumstances at this stage – becoming an empty nester, taking care of a parent, experiencing a lack of new career opportunities and personal development options, downsizing to a smaller home, the need to make or realise retirement plans – can be quite disruptive and challenging.
Whatever our personal challenges are, many of us find it increasingly difficult to feel excited about our current and future life.
Deep down we know that there must be more out there for us but we feel unsure where to find the meaningfulness we yearn for in our life.
And realising that most probably more than half of our time on this planet has gone by doesn’t help to lighten the mood.
We know for sure that life is way too short for regrets and that we don’t want to waste time with feeling frustration or confusion.
So how can we get unstuck and excited about ourselves and our life again?
We need to make a courageous decision – the decision to start living on purpose again.
We decide to take our life back in our hands and to get clear on who we want to be and how we want to live our life, now and in future.
The great thing is that we have all we need to get started making changes now. We own the most important change-management tool in the world – the human mind.
Our mind – the thoughts we are thinking – determines how our life looks like and how we feel about ourselves: Our thoughts create our feelings – which fuel our actions – which create the results in our life.
We ‘just’ have to get aware of what we are currently thinking and then decide what we want to be thinking instead – on purpose.
As soon as we let go of limiting thoughts and feelings, we create space in our mind and we can move on with new and more powerful thoughts, feelings, and actions.
Living on purpose means thinking, feeling and acting on purpose.
It’s a skill that we can learn at any time in our life. And it’s a skill that’s particularly useful at 50plus because it helps us shift our focus:
Instead of sticking to the past we turn around and start moving into an exciting future again.