When life throws you lemons mindset is everything. At 58 life has shown me that even when you are moving in a positive direction the universe can send you a curve ball. But that doesn’t mean it is world-is-ending, just-can’t-go-on affairs. Yes there is stress, anxiety and perhaps some sleepless nights along the way, but facing your new set of circumstances head on will make the transition easier.
Positive mindset at 50+:
Embrace a Growth Mindset: Believe that challenges are opportunities for growth and learning. View setbacks as temporary and focus on finding solutions rather than dwelling on the problem.
Practice Gratitude: Cultivate a sense of appreciation for the good things in your life. Start a gratitude journal and regularly write down things you are thankful for. Before I get out of bed each day, before I open my eyes, I take a moment and think about what I am grateful for every day. Its the little things like the health of my elderly dogs, the food in my fridge, my friends and family, the support of my networking group, my daily walk…
Surround Yourself with Positive People: Yes! I am a firm believer in surrounding myself with positive people! Spend time with individuals who uplift and inspire you. Seek out supportive friends, join social or interest groups, and women who share your values and interests.
Challenge Negative Self-Talk: Be careful of negative and self-critical thoughts. Replace them with positive affirmations and constructive self-talk. Remind yourself of your strengths, resilience, and past successes.
Seek New Experiences: Explore new hobbies, interests, or skills. I am always looking to grow-whether it is a new book, a new sport-pickleball for me, a new hike, a new travel experience.
Free and simple mindset changes: Listen to dance music, sing out loud, watch funny movies/Youtube videos, go for a walk, breathe deeply, get more sleep.
It’s not always easy to change your mindset, to have a positive attitude but surrounding yourself with positive women is probably the easiest step in living a positive life. That and watching puppy videos:))
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