At every stage of life, you plan. When you were younger, you may have dreamed about you wanted as your future goals as an adult.
But what about in your midlife? Now that you are in a chapter where your career is established (or close to being set) and the kids are grown, what are your goals for the rest of your life?
Here are my 6 goals that will help you grow and flourish in your midlife:
1) Stay active 👟
Don’t stop moving! Walk more, enroll in a fitness class, hire a personal trainer, take swimming – whatever it takes, make movement a part of your life – not the exception.
When you’re active, you slow down the aging process mentally and physically. Find a physical activity that you enjoy and make it a consistent habit. As a fitness coach, I always stress the importance of not only doing the workouts in my program but including more walking on a daily basis.
2) Never stop learning 👩🎓
Never feel as though you know all there is to know. Take a class, learn a new skill, be open to new experiences – it will enrich your life and expand your perspective. Stay curious about life and stay an eternal student!
3) Take on challenges 💪
Just like learning a new skill, don’t be afraid to step out of your comfort zone! Yes, the unknown can be daunting but without challenge, there’s no change or growth. Train for a marathon, take on a difficult task, explore a different country (or state!) – you’ll discover things about yourself you never knew.
4) Protect your peace 🧘♀️
Guard your energy and be mindful of your interactions and your thoughts. Surround yourself with positivity and avoid people or situations that are energy vampires. Set boundaries by saying no to things that don’t align with your spirit and make self-care a part of your routine.
5) Believe in your gifts and abilities 🎁
Have confidence in your skills. It’s natural to have bouts of insecurity, but don’t define yourself by your weaknesses. In my coaching practice, I remind my clients to give themselves positive affirmations to help overcome their challenges by focusing on their strengths. Remember WHO you are.
6) Be a little better each day 😇
Perfection doesn’t exist, instead strive to make small positive changes. Drink water instead of having soda for lunch, walk an extra 1000 steps, take 5 minutes to breathe when you feel stressed, remove yourself from the rumor mill at work. Stay committed to your personal growth journey and embrace striving to become your best self.
Working toward these goals allow you to build on your accomplishments with the expectation that you still have the best to look forward to in life.