In this episode, I delve into the profound lessons I've learned as I step into my 50s.
1. Self-Acceptance: I've discovered the power of self-acceptance in my 40s, and now at 50, it feels even more solidified. I've learned to recognize my strengths and weaknesses and work with them, not against them. Self-acceptance doesn't mean complacency, but rather acknowledging where I am now and the potential for growth.
2. Prioritizing Health: In my 40s, I realized the importance of living an optimal and vibrant healthy life. I've maintained strength training and healthy eating, which have helped me cope with midlife hormonal shifts. I've also focused on quality sleep and stress management. I believe it's never too late to get into shape, and I'm living proof of that.
3. Value of Time: I've gained a deeper appreciation for the value of time and the importance of spending it with loved ones and on activities that truly matter. Balancing my time between work, family, and this podcast has been a challenge, but it's a challenge I'm learning to navigate.
4. Resilience: By the age of 50, I've gone through a variety of life's ups and downs, which have taught me resilience. These experiences have not only made me a better therapist but also a stronger woman. I've learned that I can do hard things, I can choose to grow, and I have choices.
5. Life-Long Learning: In my 40s, I learned how to podcast, market my courses, and secure a sponsor for my show. As I step into my 50s, I'm excited to see what new skills and experiences await me, starting with my new interest!
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