Who’s the most important member of your mental fitness team?
Who else can get regular exercise, adequate rest, balanced nutrition for you?
Who else can determine your core spiritual beliefs, and your level of conviction and participation?
Who else can determine your work ethic, career goals, risk tolerance, commitment to excellence and resilience?
Who else can organize your home-life processes and structure for “the paperwork of life”?
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Ever wonder how you’ll handle all of the challenges you face today?
And let’s suppose we actually do get a handle on our overwhelming challenges, then what?
What are the odds that we’ll be overwhelmed again soon?
Maybe I should go back to drinking everyday. After a few drinks, we are medicated enough to stop worrying about today – it can wait until tomorrow. That’s a nice relief – no more worry today.
But it mostly can’t wait. If we do wait, more stuff is added to our “pile”.
Then we reach for our “midlife medication”.
Why we fail to look in the rear view mirror and see what is coming is beyond me.
Well, it used to be beyond me. Now, it’s staring me in the face. Every day.
It’s a ton of work, but at least I’m being honest with myself.
Talk about mid-life peace of mind.
Well, not talk. Do.
Find a million ways to get and stay motivated, right?
The Internet offers limitless opportunities to get valuable information. One of the things I do is experiment with various email subscriptions to helpful mid life health topics.
Everyday Health is one of those that gives more than I can keep up with. However, I do scan every email they send and here’s one that resonates. It may also help you.
Click here to gain insight on mid life hoarding and the possible link to OCD.
Insights and knowledge help us move closer to having Peace at Mid Life, even if we are, or know people, who are Hoarder’s (with or without OCD).
Things you can do to prepare for a Mid Life Crisis, before it happens. Click here to read the article from Everyday Health.
However, here’s the single most important tip you will ever get from anyone about preparing for your midlife crisis or, as I like to say, your mid life celebration.
Focus on Life’s Big four:
And by focus, I mean proactively, in advance, as best you possibly can. This will keep you ever mindful of that elusive concept called “Balance”.
More on this later, maybe as soon as tomorrow.
Mid life show off? Depends. It’s all in the eye of the beholder isn’t it? Recently, I heard someone make a few snide remarks about me – “What a showoff. No shirt. Trying to impress people”.
“Dude, are you talkin’ to me”?, I asked impatiently.
“I guess I am”, the person said, also sounding impatient.
“I’m sorry, I’m not trying to show off. Went for a run earlier this morning”.
He then says, “Why not wear (baggy) gym shorts”?
To which I respond, “I’m a sprinter, and sprinters never wear baggy shorts. Ever watch swimmers”?
He quickly says, “Yes, with the skin tight pants”. “Exactly”, I say.
What was interesting was this:
- The person made judgements strictly from my appearance
- I never lost my patience
- With both walked away feeling better about both of us
Amazing what a little patience, creativity and self-control can do to get better results – skills instilled in me for the past 25 years. Hope it didn’t look like I was showing off.