Discover yourself in midlife by engaging in self-reflection and getting feedback
To discover yourself in midlife may require that you be present to difficult moments. Scott Peck, the author of The Road Less Traveled, said that, "The truth is that our finest moments are most likely to occur when we are feeling deeply uncomfortable, unhappy, or unfulfilled. For it is only in such moments, propelled by our discomfort, that we are likely to step out of our ruts and start searching for different ways or truer answers."
One way to overcome negative thoughts and to exercise positive thinking is to build self esteem. It is one pathway to living the created life.
Working with a coach with expertise and wisdom can lead us to question our worldview. It can help you know yourself in new ways and open the doors to new possibilities for living.
To get the most from
there are important rules of thumb to determine what constitutes the best kind of coach for a midlifer.
isn't the same as a coach. You can either struggle through a midlife transition or you can have it be an adventure, if you take the "high road" to discover yourself in midlife.
How to get the most out of working with the "right" professional?
You may want a way to turn to the
literature to assist you in your exploration of your midlife transition issues. It's a controversial area with both its supporters and detractors. It has its pros and cons. Ultimately, you know in your heart, what's true for you. Find out why I am disappointed with the work of one best-selling author.
I have had my share of physical, interpersonal, professional or psychological
I talk about one midlife challenge in particular: dealing with money. I reveal how a weekend money management seminar changed our thinking.
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There are many feelings, behaviors and physical signs that are associated with
midlife crisis symptoms.
I share my fascination in using creativity to deal with midlife crisis symptoms. I recommend five practices for developing your own creativity.
change of life
can have many meanings. Rather than trying to change, you can be in "integrity" with yourself , i.e. living life consistent with who we consider ourselves to be as well as our values, a change of life is natural and effortless.
What to do next:
Check out the Happiness After Midlife Learning Center for my e-Book, Take Charge of Midlife and Beyond, and e-Courses on midlife development.
Discover yourself in midlife
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