Midlife

By Camille Johnson

July 12, 2022


Making Midlife Matter Most

Many people make the mistake of dreading midlife or even worrying about how they'll handle a midlife crisis. The reality is that midlife doesn't need to be something to fear. Instead, midlife is a time in life when you have the opportunity to use what you've learned to make changes and improve your overall happiness. If you're about to enter midlife, experiencing a midlife crisis, or know someone who is, there are ways to feel inspired about the road ahead, no matter what's behind you. 

Making Big Changes

Instead of focusing on the past, midlife is an opportunity to grow from experiences and make big changes based on what you've learned. From getting a handle on your health to joining a yoga class or picking up a new hobby, many people enjoy some of the lifestyle changes that come with middle age. For others, as new empty nesters or with the empty nest in clear sight, middle age is a great time to change careers, pick up side hustles, or even start new businesses.

With huge shifts in the global market and job force, some people are discovering inspiration in middle age through new businesses. While it might seem difficult to start a new business after 40, the truth is that you can create a DBA ("doing business as") name for your company and begin to sell products or services online without leaving your current job. A great way to build a second revenue stream for retirement, a DBA side hustle could even turn into a full-time income sooner than you think. 

This phase in your life may also be a great time to relocate in support of your desired lifestyle. Of course, getting a new mortgage late in life does not sound like an inviting prospect. For this reason, it’s a great idea to look into PennyMac Mortgage options to find the competitive rates and terms that suit your needs.

Giving Back to the Community

If you're someone who's always wanted to make a difference but never knew where to start, midlife is a great time to open a nonprofit and get involved with the important causes you might not have had time for while building your career. Using nonprofit accounting software, the right marketing tools, and a team of freelance professionals, you'll have no trouble tracking donations, invoicing, bookkeeping, and advocating for causes you're passionate about. The right accounting software will mean you'll be able to categorize revenue expenditures by fund or program and create reports for grant applications. 

Self-Care and Healthy Habits

If you aren't sure you're up for a new business, side hustle, or nonprofit yet, one great way to stay inspired in midlife is to take a close look at your self-care routines and habits. Ask yourself: Are you eating well? Are you seeing your doctor regularly? Are you making time for activities and people you enjoy? Doing these simple things can mean more energy and a sense of hope in midlife. 

Embracing Here and Now

Whether you're planning a major career change, hope to open a nonprofit, are considering adding more self-care to your life, or are anticipating an exciting move to a place like Montgomeryville, the best way to get inspired for midlife, even during a crisis, is to review how far you've come and make new goals.

At the halftime of your life, there's no better time to make the changes that will set you up for an amazing future. For access to more resources to help you feel your best, visit Montgomeryville-based Achieve Hypnotherapy.

Camille Johnson

About the Author

Camille Johnson created https://bereaver.com after she went through the ups and downs of the bereavement process herself following the loss of her parents and husband. With the help of her friend who was also experiencing a loss of her own, she learned how to grieve the healthy way. This made her realize that there is no one way to grieve, but it is important to do it in a way that supports your physical and mental health throughout.

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