Joy Kuel Thought Leader: Nina Obier
As a self-proclaimed joy expert, I’ve come to realize that true joy isn’t contingent upon everything in our lives going perfectly.
Inevitable Ups And Downs Of Midlife:
In fact, it’s quite the opposite. Joy stems from our ability to find love and peace amidst the inevitable ups and downs of midlife. So, to all the amazing midlife women out there, let’s explore how love and peace can support and nurture your journey towards true joy.
Life rarely unfolds exactly as planned, especially during the midlife years. We encounter unexpected challenges, transitions, and shifts in our priorities. Instead of resisting these changes, we can choose to embrace them with love. Love begins with self-compassion, acknowledging and accepting ourselves as we are, flaws and all. It means giving ourselves permission to prioritize our well-being, to indulge in self-care, and to pursue our passions and dreams. By cultivating self-love, we create a solid foundation for joy to flourish.
“By cultivating self-love, we create a solid foundation for joy to flourish.”
Love Acts As A Constant Reminder:
Love also extends beyond us. It encompasses the relationships we build and nurture with others. Midlife is a time when we can deepen our connections with our partners, children, friends, and even ourselves. True joy comes from sharing life’s joys and sorrows with loved ones, celebrating milestones together, and offering support during challenging times. Love acts as a constant reminder that we are not alone in our journey. It fuels our hearts and amplifies the joy we experience.
Yet, amidst the chaos, finding peace in midlife can seem like an elusive quest. However, true peace doesn’t mean the absence of conflict or stress. It is an inner state of calm and acceptance. Peace is about finding solace in the present moment, letting go of regrets about the past and worries about the future. It involves embracing mindfulness practices, such as meditation or deep breathing, to anchor ourselves in the present. When we make peace a priority, we create space for joy to enter our lives.
Your Midlife Journey:
“It’s not about waiting for everything to go right, but rather about finding love and peace in midlife amidst the imperfections.”
Love and peace intertwine to form a powerful support system for true joy. When we cultivate love within ourselves and foster loving relationships, we create an environment where joy can thrive. Love acts as a catalyst, amplifying the positive emotions we experience. Simultaneously, peace provides the tranquility needed to fully appreciate and savor the moments of joy that arise.
So, dear midlife women, I urge you to embrace the reality of joy. It’s not about waiting for everything to go right, but rather about finding love and peace in midlife amidst the imperfections. Remember that you have the power to create your own joy, regardless of external circumstances. Embrace self-love, foster meaningful connections, and seek inner peace. By doing so, you’ll unlock the door to true and lasting joy, making your midlife journey even more fulfilling and rewarding.
About the Author:
Nina is the acclaimed author of “Listen.Learn.Love.Lead” and “My Daily Clarity” In her keynotes, seminars, and workshops she brings her positive energy and a unique ability to make the complex simple. As Founder of Success Simplified, Nina’s mission is to provide action-oriented tools and strategies so that her audiences and clients gain the ability to remove doubt, discouragement, and distraction to replace it with clarity, confidence, and commitment.
Nina is passionate about personal development and is known for having the wisdom of a 90-year-old with the energy of a 9 year old.