Do you hide behind your age or do you shout it from the rooftops proudly? There was a time as I approached the big 4 0 that I did feel slightly sick, more so at the thought of how quickly I had gotten to this milestone rather than the actual number.

As more and more women hit their 40’s, some have forgotten about the importance of looking after themselves. The pecking order seemed to be their kids, their significant others, careers, PTA meetings, after school activities, and you slot in somewhere around the bottom. Over time, you lost sight of who you once were because you worked so hard taking care of the people you love that you simply forgot to pay attention to your own needs.

Just because you decide to have a life of your own, it doesn’t mean you love your kids or partner any less. Granted the dynamics may change a little, but this is your time to allow yourself – guilt free – to focus on what interests/desires etc you have been putting on the long finger.

When you are loving life then everyone in your life benefits. You have a newfound energy, you are more positive plus you get to show those around you how important it is to nurture yourself as well as others.

Take it from me being 40+ is actually pretty cool. Yes, there will still be bumps in the road but you are better equipped to deal with them. You don’t have everything figured out but you are definitely more clued into what matters and what doesn’t.

‘You can’t help getting older, but you don’t have to get old’

Be Kind To Yourself & Stay Inspired

Amanda R x

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