Are you one of many midlife people who fall into the trap of using the famous phrase ‘I will … when the time is right, but just not now.’ How many times do you find yourself making an excuse not to fulfil your dreams, not to live now? After all, now that you have reached midlife there is very little time left and you don’t want to be sat in your rocking chair at the end of your life and using the phrase ‘if only…’
Sometimes it is one little trigger point that midife crisis, and you realize that today is the day you need to be Sensibly Selfish. No more making excuses, those dreams will not make themselves, you and you alone are responsible for what you make of the next stage of your life. Here are seven steps you can take to get you moving in the right direction.
Live Now, Step One
Watch your language, get rid of those nasty words that stop you dead in your tracks – should, would, could, try, maybe, perhaps and the biggest BUT! If you find yourself using them bite your tongue, take a deep breath in and begin the sentence again.
Live Now, Step Two
Breathe. Take things slow. Take time out to really make sure you are doing the things you want to do in life. If you have to do things you cannot avoid yet don’t want to do – change your chip! Hating what you do will kill you, literally. Breathe.
Live Now, Step Three
Do it NOW! Take one step in the right direction. The right time never comes along, ever! Choose one little thing you can do to reach your destiny and do it now.
Live Now, Step Four
GET HELP! time is running out! Getting there needs skill, time and dedication. You may not have everything you need yet I am sure you know someone who can help you on your journey. Human beings are sociable animals, you are not intended to go it alone.
Live Now, Step Five
Life is NOW! Of course you have a future goal, unfortunately most midlife ladies are busy living in the future or in the past and forget to focus on today. Life happens, things get in the way yet you can still work towards a future goal by making today count even if it’s just a few minutes.
Live Now, Step Six
Do everything with LOVE.
Live Now, Step Seven
This is your life. It is NOT your parents’, your kids’, your partner’s, your siblings’, your friends’, your work associates’, your boss’s, your psychologist’s, your best’est friend’s, your cat’s, your dog’s etc etc – this is your life and you must live it. Do what you want to do, you have to deal with what goes on in between your ears, no-one else can. Be you own boss. Be Sensibly Selfish.
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