Helpful Things For a Happy Forty

Being at the age of 40 can be hard for most women. This stage is usually the onset of menopause where the levels of progesterone and estrogen dramatically decreases. It is typically coupled with emotional downturns like depression, irritability, too much exhaustion and nervousness which could make life miserable. Here are some things that you can do to avoid the said scenario:

Laugh and take a break. Slow down and take time for yourself. Have a walk at the park or sit at the beach while watching the sunset. Bake or cook something for yourself or read leisurely the book you always wanted. Treat yourself to a decent spa or watch a movie.

Be generous. Nothing can beat the feather-like feeling when you share your time and resources with someone no matter how small or big. This is one of life’s many paradoxes – the more you give, the more you receive.

Relive your dreams. Forty-something is not a stage to stop dreaming. In fact, you shouldn’t stop dreaming at any point. Dreaming of achieving something give us the drive to live life everyday. It’s like a fuel that keeps us going.

Take pleasure with your life as you live it today. Don’t be bothered of yesterday’s history or too anxious of what tomorrow has to offer. Be thankful of today’s blessing. Enumerate the things you are thankful for. Most of us often worry too much for what tomorrow would bring because we forget to be thankful for today’s blessing.

Be positive. A famous author once said that when you want something, all the universe conspires to help you achieve it. The same is true for you. When you want something, affirm it. Be positive towards it and you will see things unfold as you expected it to be.

Forgive. Unload that unnecessary baggage of grudges in your heart. No one ever wants a useless heavy stone inside her backpack. Unload it by writing a letter of forgiveness to everyone who hurt you in any way. You may not want to give it to the person involved but at least write it. You will realize that letting go of the sadness is the key to having a peaceful life.

Take time to have friends. It doesn’t matter how many you have. Only the true ones count. Friends may come and go but they will leave a lesson in life. Learning and comparing would make you a far better person.

Ask for advice. Always listen to those who criticize. Asking for help doesn’t necessarily mean that you’re not strong.

Stand out, don’t fit in. As the saying says “man move to survive”. You must take initiative and take the first step to achieve your dreams and most importantly, walk a straight path that will not lead you astray.

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