On “I HAVE TODAY with Diane Forster” Silke Schwarzkopf, co-founder of 2nd Act TV, was a guest on the show, and we GOT REAL about life after 50. It was a fun, lively conversation! If you missed it or want to watch it again, you can catch it HERE. You may want to pour yourself a glass of wine first, if you partake.
Who says that 50 is old?
Who says that the “back nine” means you’re on the down climb? HA! Let me just say this…Life is just beginning in your 50’s! Attitude has a lot to do with it, but if you are cognizant about your mental health and well-being (meditation and mindful practices), and you take care of your physical body, prepare yourself for the ride of your life!!! Because, guess what? This stage of life ROCKS!!!!
I love Silke so much! She is like a soul sister because our backgrounds are so similar. We both “re-invented” our lives at 50. Both of us wouldn’t change a thing, because had we not gone through what we went through, we wouldn’t be the dynamic, fearless women we are today. We bless and forgive everything from our past, and we’ve moved on like eager children…ready for what’s coming next.
What about you? Where are you on the age, mindset, physical spectrum? How do you feel about the 2nd half? Are you or have you “started over?”
Here are three positives about life in your 50’s and beyond:
1. You Are MUCH Clearer about What You Want in Life!
When you know what you don’t want, you know what you do want…the opposite! The universe hears what you mean…not what you say, so if you know what you don’t want, the universe is setting you up for what you DO want. So, so cool…right? Here’s the thing…it sometimes takes up until your 50’s to figure all that out! You grew up thinking you wanted certain things. Then, you realize after you’ve gotten them, they may not be exactly what you wanted. The key here is CLARITY!!! Entering your sixth decade, you have so much experience to draw upon that creates clarity for you!
2. You Move into a Level of Greater Self-Acceptance!
When you get to be this age, you worry less about your physical appearance being so “perfect” and shift into a level of self-acceptance, deeper love of self, and frankly, not caring what other people think. At least, that’s what happened for me. I remember at 40 I started not caring, but once 50 rolled around, I REALLY didn’t care! In fact, if you ask my sisters and my friends, my three-word motto is, “I don’t care.” You realize that other people’s opinions and judgement of you are just that…THEIR opinions and judgement. Once you understand that the only truth that matters is your own, you let go of that need to do things for other’s approval. Wow, is that ever freeing!!! Nothing feels better than just being YOU for your own sake!
Age is a state of mind anyway.
As Christiane Northrop states in her book, ‘Goddesses Never Age’ “Your beliefs and thoughts are wired into your biology. They become your cells, tissues, and organs. There’s no supplement, no diet, no medicine, and no exercise regimen that can compare with the power of your thoughts and beliefs. That’s the very first place you need to look when anything goes wrong with your body.” Yep…You are what you BELIEVE!
3. You are Wiser, Sexier, Present and More Intentional!
This is a time in your life when you “OWN” it! You’re still young enough to look great, and yet, you’re old enough to know that life is a precious gift and every day matters! What a fantastic dynamic! You have the wisdom of years and experience behind you, your confidence is elevated…which is so sexy, and you embrace the “little moments” more intentionally because you know that you probably have less days in front of you than behind you. How delicious!
Getting older is inevitable, aging is a state of mind.
What state do you want to be in in your second half? Enjoy EVERY DAY of this fantastic journey of life! Live it Intentionally. Live it the “I HAVE TODAY” Way! Enjoy the ride! Wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!
Intention Statement: I HAVE TODAY to…live each day to the fullest!
Quote: “Age is just a number, and agelessness means not buying into the idea that a number determines
everything from your state of health to your attractiveness to your value.”
― Christiane Northrup, Goddesses Never Age: The Secret Prescription for Radiance, Vitality, and Well-Being
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