Many of us aren’t satisfied with standing still. We may have a few more aches and pains, but we still want to stay involved and challenged. While it’s certainly true that some people get stuck in ruts as they age, they may just need a gentle nudge to break out of their current routine. Altering how you think about change may inspire you to embrace new adventures!
Change doesn’t mean you’re losing what you’re moving away from. This can be hard for us to remember, especially as we get older. It’s not easy leaving the home where you’ve spent decades raising a family. Focus on your past experiences as the necessary foundation for new adventures. Be thankful to that house and for those memories. They continue to serve a purpose. Everything you’ve done in the past is what’s brought you to this point where you’re ready to tackle things you may not have done before.
Retirement is your opportunity to fill your days with rich and fulfilling interactions. Whether you’re joining a club, making new friends or trying a new activity, lifestyle changes can be invigorating. Remember, you bring a lifetime of experiences into the lives of those you meet. You’re enriching their lives as much as they will yours!
I was in my sixties when I created Vibrante Living. I stepped out of my comfort zone and took a risk because I wanted to give other women an easier means for taking bold, new steps in life by surrounding themselves with other like-minded companions. I believe shared living concepts such as Vibrante can encourage and support the big life changes that will keep us thriving in our later years. Being in the company of other women who also value new experiences makes the initial transition easier, and frankly more fun!
Aging no longer means slowing down. Today is the perfect time to try something new. Volunteer, take a class or visit that restaurant you never had time to try while raising a family. Staying active and engaged is good for our health!
Change in life is constant, so what if we all agreed to interpret it differently? Let’s look at all the possibilities change can bring and spend less time fretting about what could go wrong. Science shows our brains don’t like uncertainty, so you’re not alone if you find change difficult. Reframing how we think about new challenges is key. One of my favorite quotes is, “When nothing is certain, anything is possible.”
If you are considering a change in your lifestyle, please give me a call. I’d love to give you some of my favorite tips for getting unstuck.