Baby Boomers: Challenges for Boomer Women

Moving from one phase of life to another can never be something that can be achieved without facing some emotional ups and down. Such aspects of reality can be full of confusion and tend to overwhelm an individual to the extent where he or she might breakdown. Navigating transitions in later life can be confusing, overwhelming and frightening.

What has brought you to such a point? It could be retirement, or a change in environment and work, the unfortunate demise of a loved one or even a broken relationship. Such changes can take a great toll on the mind and body, where in most situations might even tear a strong willed person to shreds. This is a time in your life when major changes are taking place and your life is adjusting as a result. Changes may be related to the relationships in your life, to your surroundings, to your work life, or to your health – physical, mental and emotional. But the change that would take place is not because of the adverse challenges presented by the times but rather the choice and the decision of the individual in face of those challenges. Know that you are in full control of your life and the reigns of destiny are within your hands.

It is not wrong to be afraid or even anxious. Courage, after all, is not in the absence of fear by knowing them, understanding them and eventually overcoming them. It’s a lot easier than it sounds once you get used to it. Know this phase of uncertainty is temporary and will soon come to pass before you even know it. It just takes a bit of time in getting used to it.

Momentum

This is where the stimulus has come in sight and starts the process of the change and leads to some of the most intense feelings you might experience. The stimulus could be triggered by a particular event or situation, a change in environment or perhaps even a choice you considered best for the time. Yes, you will be hassled with intense feelings day and night and find many a furrows on your brow so deep you feel that it might etch there permanently. You might fell lost and spend most of time stressed and worried question every bit within you. Stop worrying, take a pen and paper and chalk it out. Find a way to keep yourself occupied or even find a channel which will let you express and communicate your individuality. In a short while, you would feel a lot better.

Setting the Mold

This is where you take a bit of time for yourself and make most of it in thought and self reflections. It is simply a retreat meant to gain back the balance within you in the form of your emotional equilibrium. Vent it out, if you feel like crying, let the tears fall. If you feel like isolating yourself in order to meditate, take the step forward. Let it out and take care of yourself. Take your time but don’t be harsh on yourself. Being derogatory or even critical about yourself won’t do you any good. Instead, take the time to heal and mediate.

Action

This is where you set the plans in motion and face a new life. Call it a new beginning, and there is no looking back. Yesterday is behind you and now a beautiful memory. It is time to face the brightness of today and hold your ground and wait for it all to pick up. Just a brand new day, there would be many new thoughts, many possibilities and many opportunities. Simply take the time to reason and follow through with the judgment you feel works best for you. Eventually you would find yourself balancing it all out and looking forward to toast again to life.