How to Get ‘Un-Stuck’ in Your Fifties

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How to Get ‘Un-Stuck’ in Your Fifties

Everyone experiences times when we are not happy with where we are. We find ourselves thinking ‘How did I get here?’ or ‘This isn’t where I expected to be at this time in my life.’ You thought you were on track and loving life, and now find yourself bored with the routine of it all. What was a life you were living and loving seems to have vanished like sand flowing through your fingers. You feel trapped. What did you miss? What changed?

How Can You Tell if You’re Stuck?

It’s common for men and women to experience feelings of ‘being stuck’ when they get into their 40’s and 50’s. 

Frequently people that feel ‘stuck’ find that:

  • Your day to day life is boring
  • You feel like you’re missing something
  • You withdraw from family or friends
  • You have a hard time getting up for work in the morning
  • You find yourself getting colds or illness often
  • Your ‘empty nesting’ and miss not being needed
  • Your body is changing, your metabolism slows down

Getting Un-Stuck

Think about when you were younger. What things made you excited? What things brought a sense of joy to your heart? What gave you that sense of purpose? Giving thought to those questions will help you find the key to find where to start making changes. How do you make a change in direction so you can find the zest for life that you once had? 

Consider doing something different. Where did you find fun when you were younger? Revisit some of those activities to see if they still get you fired up and loving life. Take a physical fitness class, cooking, photography or dance class.

Find joy in giving to those you love and your community. Volunteer at a women’s shelter or help at your children’s school. Teach Sunday School at your church, or go on a mission trip. Deliver meals to the elderly or help at a food kitchen for the homeless.

Think about what is important to you. What do you want your life to say to others? Are you doing something daily that reinforces the values that you want to pass on to your family or others?

Try things you’ve never done before. It’s a great way to break your boredom. You may find things you don’t like, but might also be surprised by new things you never thought you’d enjoy doing.

Give Me A Call If You Want to Make Life Directional Changes

If you’d like to start making changes in your life to find greater satisfaction, give me a call. Together we can work to get your life on track again so you feel energized and fulfilled. You can start down a new path by learning how to put one foot in front of the other. You can find that sense of joy and energize your days. Look forward to waking up every morning with a sense of excitement, anxious to see what the new day brings.

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