Thursday, May 19, 2016

Happy with your age?

Ask 10 women how they feel about their aging process, and you'll likely get 10 different responses. Several may say, "I'd give anything to be 20 (or another younger number) again." Others will say, "I like the age I am right now." And some responses will fall between those poles.

What do you think? Are you happy to be the age you are?

I love what Sue Patton Thoele, psychotherapist and author of The Woman's Book of Confidence: Meditations for Strength and Inspiration, recommends. So as to better focus on the positives as she ages, she adopts a new motto for each decade. For example, she coined "Fifty is Freedom" for herself when she reached that decade. In my sixth decade, I termed it "Sixty is Serenity." You get the idea.

Where are you now? And how can you frame the decade in a positive way? When you name the decade, it might be helpful to journal or simply jot down some of the joys and blessings you've experienced from living as long as you have so far. You just might be surprised when you see your list.

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