STOP right now and think about how you want to feel and be as you age.
What comes to mind?
Are there words like vital, energetic, peaceful, confident, moving with ease and healthy?
You see, most of us rarely stop to ask that question, so we move into midlife and beyond just wandering along, day by day, month by month and year by year. I know I hadn't stopped to ask myself that question when I started my Menopause Journey. But it's a critical question! It's one I ask all my clients when we start our work. Why is it so important? Keep on reading!
The Menopause Journey is one of great transition and it's one that I began with no preparation. It was a wild ride of hormonal imbalances and brain fog. Most days in the early part of the journey (perimenopause) I was just trying to survive. And that is ok but certainly not optimal. As the fog literally started to clear, I saw that it would have been nice if I had had some sort of roadmap or vision for where I was going and how I wanted to arrive at the destination (post menopause) and beyond! AND My Menopause Vision has become my North Star. It's my tool for deciding everything, really; what boundaries I need, how I move my body, who I surround myself with, even my sleep routine.
So how do you get started on YOUR vision statement?
Start by asking yourself the following questions. Maybe use them as journaling prompts for a few days.
Write out your vision. You might start: Thriving during menopause and beyond means....
And from there you can set goals, boundaries and plan action steps.
Having a Menopause Vision is helping me THRIVE right now!
And I want that for you!
Do you need a friend for the journey? Want some guidance? Support? I've got you girl!
A new round of "The Menopause Rebellion: Taking Control of your Journey" starts Feb 17th and our first session is all about visioning your journey, plus sessions on nutrition and movement to help you take action and meet your goals!
Registered Yoga Teacher, Menopause Doula, health and wellness explorer, self care expert focused on empowering women over forty with tools for loving the midlife journey