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1. Altering your mindset.

One common misconception that exists is that “unsuccessful” people have to completely change their mindset in order to be happy and successful. That’s not the case. Some things may need to be altered, but there doesn’t have to be a complete change. Completely changing who you are and how you think is so hard and stressful. If you make a couple changes, that’s less stressful and more effective. Many of us don’t give ourselves enough credit for getting as far as we have gotten in life. A couple small tweaks are more effective and there is no age limit as to when you can do this. There is no discrimination in making small changes to your mindset.

2. To be softer to yourself.

As we get older, we tend to be harder on ourselves. We know that we’ve had days where we’ve achieved a lot. As a result, the days we feel like we do nothing are days we beat ourselves up over. We all should be kind to ourselves on the days where our energy levels are low and the motivation isn’t there. We’re all going to have days like that. That’s a part of being human. It feels like we would be harder on ourselves for off days when we were younger, but it feels like it occurs more with adults who already do so much. It’s never too late to forgive yourself on your off days.

3. Invest in your health.

Health is everything. It gets more and more important as you get older. There needs to be a healthy balance for your health. You don’t have to work out all the time. You don’t have to only eat fruits and vegetables. You don’t have to force yourself to go out all the time. You can find a balance and still enjoy whatever you do. Life is all about balance. We all deserve to be happy and responsible with our health.

4. Reach out to someone.

You can reach out to anyone. It’s up to them to decide if you’re worth their time. I promise you that someone will make time for you. Will it be the person you think or hope it is? Maybe not. We are all in this together. Anyone who makes time for you is someone you should be thankful for. It’s hard to make friends as you get older. This can work in your favor though because there are so many people who are or around your age who may be struggling to make new friends or hesitates to reach out to someone. Friends and partners make life so much better and you’re missing out on so much if you decide that they’re not worth it.

5. How you define yourself.

As we get older, we develop our own “identity.” Sometimes having an identity isn’t always good. Having a specific identity can limit you. If you have your own identity, then you limit your thoughts. You start thinking that you can’t be this or can’t be that. You can only be your identity. It can be an advantage to not have an identity or to change your identity because it provides a challenge. It’s a freedom to adapt or to change. People remain the same because they are concerned that they will be different and they will no longer fit the definition of their “identity.” That’s life. Everyone and everything changes. You don’t have to stay stubborn to how you see yourself. You’re only limiting yourself. You can redefine yourself at any time and there is no deadline to identify yourself. TC mark

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