Navigating Midlife: Karen Viesta
Have you ever had the experience of looking in the mirror and wondering where those extra pounds came from?
Or caught yourself thinking, “Is this it? Are the best years of my life behind me?” Most women in midlife feel as if they’re losing – losing the war against time, losing their looks, confidence, sexuality…in effect, losing their power.
What if I told you that midlife is not a dead end at all but a crossroads filled with incredible opportunities to cultivate vitality, pleasure, passion, and purpose in the second half of life. What if these years can, in fact, be your best ones yet? Here are 10 powerful steps that you can take to ‘win’ midlife!
“The key to winning midlife lies in shifting your mindset and maintaining a future focus.”
10 Powerful Steps That You Can Take To ‘Win’ Midlife:
1. Focus on The ‘Whole’ of You:
To truly win at midlife, you need to honor and nurture all aspects of yourself – your amazing body, your powerful mind, and your strong spirit. Pay attention to your physical health, engage in activities that stimulate your mind, and nourish your spirit with practices that bring you joy and fulfillment. So much growth happens and we gain a lot of momentum in our lives when we address and support all parts of ourselves.
2. Maintain a Future Focus:
The key to winning midlife lies in shifting your mindset and maintaining a future focus. Instead of associating midlife with age and decline, consider it an exciting new beginning. Let go of regrets and missed opportunities, and instead focus on the possibilities that lie ahead. Believe that your best years are yet to come and you’ll open yourself up to new experiences and opportunities for growth.
3. Embrace Change as Your Superpower:
Don’t fear change; embrace it! Change is where the magic happens because it provides you with the opportunity to create a life that is aligned with your dreams and desires. You (and your life) are always evolving and that’s a beautiful thing.
4. Master Your Emotions by Mastering Your Mind:
Thoughts and emotions play a significant role in shaping our experiences. Manage your mind by becoming self-aware and by choosing thoughts that support your well-being. When you master your mind, you gain control over your emotions. This, in turn, affects the actions you take and the results you get. By mastering your mind and your emotions, you create a strong foundation for transformation.
“Consider what wellness means to you, now and in the future.”
5. Redefine What Wellness Means to You:
Wellness is not just about the number on the scale or fitting into a certain dress size. It’s about feeling vibrant, strong, and full of energy. Consider what wellness means to you, now and in the future. Is it about having the energy to chase your dreams? Feeling confident in your skin? Set wellness goals that align with your values and watch your life change.
Learn What Your Body Needs To Live The Life You Love:
6. Love and Honor Your Beautiful Body:
No matter what changes you see over time, your body is a masterpiece. Honor it, cherish it, and learn how to take great care of it. Fuel yourself with nutritious foods. Find physical activities that you genuinely enjoy and that make you feel strong and vibrant. Learn what your body needs at this unique time and honor those needs, and it will reward you with strength and vitality for years to come.
7. Find Your Tribe and Surround Yourself with Support:
Community and connection are not luxuries; they’re necessities. Seek out like-minded women who are on a similar journey. Surround yourself with people who uplift you and inspire you to be the best version of yourself. Share your wins, your struggles, and your dreams with them and, together, you’ll create an unstoppable force of love, encouragement, and support.
8. Prioritize Sensuality and Sexuality:
Your sensuality and sexuality are a vital part of well-being and need not fade with age. Prioritize pleasure, intimacy, joy and connection. When you ignite that spark within you, it radiates in all areas of your life and benefits you physically, mentally and emotionally.
“Prioritize pleasure, intimacy, joy and connection.”
The Life You Love Is Available:
9. Invest Your Time and Energy Wisely:
Time and energy are our most precious resources, especially in midlife. Invest them wisely. Evaluate where (and on whom) you spend your time and energy. Prioritize activities and relationships that bring you joy, growth, and fulfillment, and say no to things that drain your energy and don’t align with your values. Remember, you have the power to choose how you invest your time and energy.
Transformation is a journey of milestones, lessons and victories, big and small. Celebrate every bit of progress and every lesson learned along the way. Each experience, positive or negative, brings you closer to creating a life you love.
Embrace these steps, embrace your power, and embrace the incredible potential that midlife holds.
About The Author:
Karen Viesta is a Certified Health and Lifestyle Coach who works with women in over 40 who want to transform their bodies and their lives. She is the founder of Wellegant Woman Coaching and host of the podcast, Wellegant Woman: Redefining Midlife. After going through her own midlife reinvention, Karen is passionate about helping women in midlife to age powerfully, create extraordinary health and vitality, and make each new decade even better than the last.
To dive deeper into these 10 steps and to receive additional guidance and resources, head over to Viesta’s site and download the free “Midlife Glow Up Guide: 7 Days to Your Healthiest and Most Radiant Self.” This guide is packed with practical tips, exercises and inspiration to support you on the beautiful journey toward creating a body and life you love.