How often do we ask someone, “So, how are ya?” — and get the truth? The response is usually an autoresponder, “Fine! How are YOU?” when the reality is far from “fine.”
After 50, the REAL story is often fraught with the latest aches, pains, doctor’s appointment or other things we’d rather not discuss.
Because here’s the thing: What you focus on expands. And no, this is not some woo-woo concept.
Simply stated, if you put your energy into the negative, it makes you more aware of it. If you’ve ever had a bad day when you were angry about something, you probably found you ran into a lot of other, angry people.
It’s similar to buying a blue car and suddenly seeing all the blue cars on the freeway. You never noticed them before you owned one. Now they’re literally surrounding you.
So feeling good about yourself is important to keep yourself going in the right direction and taking care of yourself.
Below is a live broadcast I recorded on Facebook on this subject I wanted to share with you. There’s a bit of an intro you can skip (unless you don’t know me and would like to hear a bit about my background) and I get into the gist of things at around 7 minutes.
Let me know your thoughts!
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Linda Melone is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, certified trainer and award-winning health and fitness writer. She specializes in helping women over 50 get in shape and lose weight.