Life is full of highs and lows. It's the ups that make the downs worth it. Us midlife women are doing just fine, thank you very much! In fact, we're living our best lives ever! You don't have to be a "young person" to feel young! It's not too late to start making some healthy choices for your body and mind. You can still find time for hobbies, travel, or even starting a new career in the next decade of your life like I did with Hello Dame London.
There are plenty of ways you can make yourself happy when you're 50+, but it all starts with some simple habits that will keep you feeling energised and alive. We know that women's hormones change as we age, but you don't need to let your diminishing energy levels stop you from fulfilling your dreams.
In this blog post, I will show you the 7 habits of highly energetic midlife women. For those of you who are struggling with a lack of energy or focus and feel you may be slipping into a rut, these tips can help get you back on track. They're easy habits that you can do for yourself to make a positive impact in your life.
We have a lot to be grateful for - jobs, family, friends... The list goes on and on. And while life isn't always easy, there are ways to stay energised during those tough times.
Let me share with you 7 things I do in order to keep from feeling exhausted or burned out:
1 - I wake up early every morning around 6am. I have a cup of tea and plan my day and watch YouTube. I hate rushing so I allow myself the luxury of waking early and rising slowly.
2 - I walk every day around 7am and I don’t have a dog - yet! It’s so so so important to move your body. I used to do a lot of yoga but got bored of the endless repetition so I switched to walking for about an hour every day. This gets my energy levels up and when I get back at 8am I go straight to my desk to work.
3 - I significantly cut down on alcohol and I drink a couple of glasses of water each day. I feel and look so much better and if I do drink (weekends only) it really shows. I found drinking heavily made me feel depressed and completely sapped my energy so it had to go. It took 6 weeks to break the habit of drinking every evening and I used an app called The Alcohol Experiment, which I highly recommend.
4 - I follow an intermittent fasting diet - I eat two meals between 1pm and 6pm and that’s it. The one rule I follow is NO SNACKING. I sleep really well, I am never hungry and my energy is tip top. There is some fascinating research coming out on insulin resistance and alzheimers and I feel so much better since I stopped eating so much. Watch the weight fall off too.
5 - I focus on the future and do my best to ignore what is in the past. I can’t change it so why let it bother me? However, the future is exciting. I started my business at 53 and I cannot wait to build Hello Dame London into the successful brand I know it can be.
6 - I go to bed at a decent time - around 10am. I have gone through periods of poor sleep and lack of sleep massively affects my energy levels. Buy a comfortable mattress, decent pillows, have a cool dark room and you should be able to sleep really well.
7 - I make a concerted effort to stay in touch with the people I love the most. I have jettisoned those people that were toxic (and we all have them for a variety of reasons) and my life feels lighter and happier. You no longer need to be a people pleaser and if someone doesn’t like you that’s their problem. Let that shit go!
To be successful in midlife, it is important to focus on the quality of your life. What can you do to feel more energised? It’s simple. Get up early, drink water, and exercise! I hope you found this blog helpful and do comment and let me know what you do to feel your very best.