Midlife: Half-empty or Half-full

Midlife is an important milestone in the journey of life.  A point in our lives to look back at how far we have come, take a deep breath, and evaluate where we go next.  Yes, it could be some unwanted growth around the waistline and graying or balding hairline but it also brings in more maturity and calm in overall outlook towards life.

Midlife: Half-empty or Half-full

How an individual approaches midlife is entirely dependent on their life experiences to that point.  Whether they choose to call it a crisis or embrace it as a transition, depends on whether their glass is half-full or half-empty. There is no right or wrong. However, research has proven that people that follow the half-full approach find greater joy and balance in their lives.

It is well known that changes to the chemical balance in the body due to midlife can cause overall sluggishness and mood changes in most people. But if midlife is approached with deep regrets or painful experiences resulting in symptoms like sleep disruption, weight loss/gain, drastic changes in behavior all leading to depression, it is time to make a change.

The change may be as simple as a healthier diet and or exercise or it may be more involved than that. Resolving the deep regrets, healing the pain, and letting go of control takes time and patience. Making these changes in a loving and nurturing way is bound to show results. Results that can transform an individual’s perspective of their journey so far and set them up for success in what lies ahead.

Simple or not, Stonebriar Counseling Associates is passionate about providing the support you need to make a change.  Contact us to learn more about how we can support you to embrace midlife with grace. Refill your cup so you can fill those of others that need you!

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