Mid-Life Crisis...What do you do when you've attained your goals?
Thursday, December 30, 2010
I've been on SparkPeople since 2007 and have been losing and gaining back the same 15# over and over again, so I bought the new paperback because sometimes reading a book is different than reading a web site. Chapter 2 asks you to focus on the cornerstones of your beliefs, values, purpose and goals. These are not new concepts to me as I've worked hard my entire life and have actually attained everything that I sought to achieve. I've been drifting aimlessly since my baby graduated from high school....not that I haven't grown personally or kept busy since then. I really stepped up my volunteer work & moved THREE times.
However, when Chapter 2 asked me to set some goals, my immediate thought was, "Been there, done that." So, okay. What does that mean? It's taken me a couple of hours to ponder, but I think, for me, I need to really learn to let go of the goals and give myself permission to enjoy the life I've worked hard to build.
What? Yes, my goal is to ENJOY my LIFE and to live it well.
Now, that does not mean that the Spark will have no place in my life....on the contrary, to live life well means that I will eat properly (well, I mostly do that anyway) and exercise regularly simply because it's part of the lifestyle I choose. Getting stronger & more limber will serve me well as I grow older, getting organized will give me a sense of peace and more time to spend on workouts, hobbies & my volunteer duties.
There is an oft-quoted saying, "It's not about the destination, but the journey." My train has arrived at the station, time to get off and enjoy the scenery!