Because Life After 40 is Fabulous! 

How do you celebrate you? Go ahead… I’ll wait…

Since we’re being honest here, I have a hard time answering the question myself.  It’s easy to say things like “I buy myself shoes all the time” or “I’m a weekend shopping warrior.”  That’s not the answer…

Finding a work-life balance is stressful enough add in dating, kids, bills, aging parents and any number of life factors levels have gotten done with many people than statistics can imagine. And it is essential that you take care of yourself because if you don’t, who will? Work has been crazy lately, and you have to pour yourself right back into it. In the process, you outwork your existence. You are spearheading a team of creative, writing tons of articles for your international clients, drinking coffee just to stay awake, solving creative puzzles, turning the pages of books just to keep up with trends. And on other ends of work, you have deadlines to meet, and you are at the verge of losing your mental balance because you have not been giving yourself enough grace of balancing rest with work.

Working too hard sometimes mean you don’t care for yourself enough, or that you don’t care about what remains of you when you stop working. It is however important that you celebrate the little and much efforts by having enough rest, taking yourself out and celebrating little wins.

There are few guides to celebrating you, and they are:

1    Value Your Worth: Maintaining a healthy relationship with the three elements of your self—body, soul, spirit —entails that you value yourself because that single act of kindness helps to reenergize you while boosting your confidence and self-esteem. Valuing your worth helps you to portray a picture of who you are to people who surround you and in a way, helps to command your respect. Also, it helps to estimate your needs and elastic points, that is, you know when to go on or when to stop.

2 Find the balance between work and life:    When you overwork, you suppress other virtues trapped in your body. You are a large city, a beautiful one; work is just a tiny part of you. Letting work determine how you plan your life is not a healthy way to live, it instead of elevating you, breaks your immunity, self-esteem and leaves you wasted. Take breaks, setting boundaries, having a stop time, having off days when you don’t actually work, and other professional self-care habits ensure balance between work and sanity.

3 Find the balance between living and existing: Some people have existed, and left this world silently, what will you be remembered for? No! People who impact do not outwork their selves, and it is a conscious effort to creating a change. However, amidst their respective social and personal responsibilities, they carve time to have fun, their own kind of fun. Read a book, carve out a new hobby, drink some booze with friends, meet new people, and other stuff can go a long way to being a creative way to having a more exciting life. Be your own hero, break away from just existing, and tenderly start living, one act at a time.

4Care for your physical health: Celebrate your body by caring for it. Take healthy diets, work out or exercise regularly, have adequate periods of sleep, take careful measures to ensure that your hygiene is topnotch, etc. As you celebrate your mental health, adorn your body with it.

5 Better physical health: Self-care is not just about your mental health. It’s also about caring for your physical self, by eating healthy, taking adequate sleep, caring about your hygiene, exercising regularly, etc.

Glad you read this far. Celebrating yourself has a lot to do with carving new hobbies, recording your daily activity in a journal, early morning or late night jogs, meditating or exploring breathing exercises for 5-10 minutes, listening to music and spending dedicated time with yourself. The idea is that you will break your norm and have the best life you’ve always wanted.

Life & Style After 40!
Life & Style After 40!

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