THE SWAMP GODDESS® GUIDE TO MENOPAUSAL MAYHEM AND AGING ANGST
BLOG #16 by Wendy Kyman, Ph.D.
NO MORE REGRETS - REALLY!
Is it possible to live our lives with no regrets?
Of course it is, especially considering the alternative, i.e. a life filled with regrets - Ugh!
Visualize doing a Life Review at age 98. (No snickering. Think positively).
What will it reveal?
a) you continued to pile regret after regret onto the stack you accumulated before the double milestone®?
b) you made a definite turnaround at the double milestone - the time you declared 'No More Regrets'?
Declaring 'No More Regrets" is a major step in owning your life.
By making conscious choices.
Let's refresh our memories.
SWAMP GODDESS PERSONA
It is a strategy designed to unlock our inner wisdom, identify, assess and, if necessary, change patterns of behavior.
SWAMP GODDESS LIFESTYLE
Swamp Goddesses actively choose behaviors that lead to living lives filled with joyful meaning and/or meaningful joy - (Either one; I like both).
With no regrets!
We implement this goal by:
Identifying what we want
Letting go of what we don't
Knowing the difference
FOOD FOR THOUGHT
The key to The Swamp Goddess No Regrets Policy is actually quite simple.
We (no one else) choose what we want and let go of what we don't.
Any subsequent mistakes (hopefully rare) are a byproduct of owning our lives.
We (no one else) take responsibility for our life choices.
We can't blame anyone else for our mistakes. Uh-oh.
Begin to formulate a plan. Play with ideas and see how far you can go. It helps to create a vivid mental image.
Look into the future (you may need to put on special time travel glasses).
- How are you going to spend the next 10, 20, 40 (it could happen) years?
- the same relationship? Is this whom you choose?
- the same job? Is this what you choose?
- the same home? Is this where you choose?
You get the idea. Keep going with all areas of your life.
NEXT WEEK'S TOPIC
CHA, CHA, CHANGES - THE TIMES THEY ARE A-CHANGING
"... as long as they are coming, wouldn't it be terrific if ..."
Midlife memos is a weekly blog.
If you click 'followers' or 'subscribe' you will automatically receive each new one.
Just come back to www.midlifememos.blogspot.com