Finding Life Balance
During Midlife Transitions

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Life balance priorities shift during your life journey. Have you noticed that life has a habit of speeding by, and days slip quickly into the past. Before you realize, you are smack in the middle of midlife.  Things change.  People change.  Midlife can be perplexing and difficult to handle.  Here are three suggestions to help you enjoy a fulfilling, meaningful life as you move through midlife.

Let Go of the Past

As you experience life, your ideas, possessions, relationships and professional responsibilities  shift in relevancy.  Although achieving a life balance may be a permanent goal, in reality, the balance continually changes.  Priorities change much like a spotlight on a stage production.  The spotlight shifts to shine on different characters throughout the story just as the spotlight on your priorities shifts with each life stage variation. 

Take a critical look at yourself during midlife.  There are often value shifts regarding what is important.  Re-evaluation your outdated habits, possessions & unsatisfying ways of interacting with others.

Don’t Compare Yourself to Others.

You will never be good enough when you compare your inner self with other’s outer self.  You can fall into the trap of thinking that they have a better life or have fared better than you.  That kind of thinking can lead to envy—wanting what you only perceive they have.

Be Honest with Who You Are.

As you move through your life’s stages continually construct meaning about who you are and what you believe.  By midlife, you have become very experienced in daily life routines from raising children, preparing meals, doing laundry and pursuing a career.  It is not unusual to find in this time of your life that your life did not follow the path you thought it would.

Work with Passion in Midlife and Beyond: Reach Your Full Potential and Make the Money You Need
Dreams, goals, and passions may have been put on hold while you attended to other aspects of life. But now what? Can you reach your full potential now? The answer is yes. By making the commitment to change those aspects of your life that are no longer relevant to you, you can discover the authentic “you” and enjoy a meaningful life. Nancy Anderson, in her book, Work with Passion in Midlife and Beyond, helps you move through three stages of change—(1) facing your fears head on, (2) eliminating outdated habits, possessions & ways of interacting with others, and (3) finding the niche to achieve the freedom to pursue your passion and purpose.

It is possible to have a meaningful existence here on earth and to live a life pursuing your passion.  You have the ability to love what you are pursuing in both your professional and personal life balance.  Let your dreams become your reality.

Love is patient, love is kind.  It does not envy, does not boast, it is not proud.  It is not rude, it is not self-seeking.  It is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.  Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.  It always protects, always trust, always hopes, always perseveres. 1 Corinthians 13:4-7.

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