One comment I occasionally hear from baby boomer women is “TK, I’m just too old to start something new.” And my response is, “Through your words, you are making it your truth.” Restructure your statement to, “I’m something new.”
Think about the emotional triggers for the word “old.” Now capture this image: You’re a mature, mighty oak tree, strong and resilient. You keep changing, growing, blooming and flourishing into something more beautiful and spectacular every year. Are you sensing something more positive? These are the reasons I refer to my tribe as mature, seasoned women.
In order to remain vibrant, we must remain engaged, and that means being dedicated to continuous learning. Thinking you’re too old to begin a new path is a limiting viewpoint that you have chosen to accept. Is it really your truth?
In what ways is your age an asset?
• You’ve been around a while, so you know things and have seen some stuff.
• Over the years, you’ve overcome significant challenges that taught you life lessons.
• You’ve raised a family or in some way have taken care of others.
• You’ve gained valuable experience working inside and outside the home.
• You’ve been in situations where you needed to be creative and resourceful.
• And much more!
Why stop now? You’re still here for a reason, and that reason is to shine your light. As George Burns said years ago, “You can’t help getting older, but you don’t have to get old.” Be present for what’s next in your life. Capitalize on your unique assets by continuing to grow, learn, share and bless others.
Be grateful for this time in your life and begin viewing your age as an advantage. You are a treasure. You are a valuable resource. And you can help others gain a fresh perspective. It all begins with your thoughts and attitude.
Are you familiar with the term, gerascophobia? It means a constant fear of growing older. When you think about it, everyone is growing older, no matter what age you are. Don’t allow the year on your birth certificate to hold you back. Quoting a wise adage, “Do not regret growing older. It is a privilege denied to many.”
This week set a loving intention for yourself by changing your perspective on aging. Make a conscious decision to reframe your thoughts and words so they provide motivation to pursue your interests. Take a deep, cleansing breath. Now close your eyes and visualize how this lifestyle change can prepare you for your amazing second half.
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In love, peace and health--
Your feminine glow guide,
T. Kari Mitchell, M.Ed.
Certified Holistic Health Coach
When your spirit is nourished, your inner light produces an outer glow reflecting your beauty and truth.