Every one of us will have our own unique journey. We’ll approach everything from our own lived experience. But overriding all of this are 3 key elements. Each of us needs to address all three.
A SUCCESSFUL NEXT CHAPTER NEEDS TO BE BASED ON 3 THINGS – EACH IS OF PARAMOUNT IMPORTANCE – HEALTH, PASSION, COMMUNITY.
Health is probably the most important in the short term, without health there is no need for passion or community. Health is based on many factors. Unfortunately, some of us will be struck by stupid, blind, bad luck. There is fate. But for the most part, health is what you put into your life. Are you eating well? Do you get enough sleep? Do you get up and move each day? These are the elements of health that we do have control over.
Passion is the reason to get up in the morning. When you're passionate about something, you experience a depth of feeling that goes beyond enthusiasm. It excites us and is a source of emotional energy. It's never too late to find your passion and purpose in life. We all need purpose. It's what gets us up in the morning. The key is taking the time to figure out what will make you happy and then doing it.
Passion and purpose do not need to be remunerated. This does not need to be a job, but if you choose it can be a new career, or a new vocation. Whatever you choose, keep learning and growing. To truly thrive, you need to push the boundaries.
Finally, there is community. Humans need connections. Studies have been conducted that prove active engagement is a critical factor in successful aging. New science is taking this a step further and looking into the benefit of emotion in our chemistry. Recently published studies are showing that social interaction is as important as physical fitness to your overall health.
ALL OF THIS IS PART OF THE CONVERSATION.
The NEXT CHPTR Chats podcast are 1-on-1 conversations with women who are at a similar stage in life. I don’t have the answers, but maybe collectively we can find some. Let’s find out what others are thinking and what answers they are finding for their NEXT CHPTR.
Have fun growing, glowing and thriving.