Good Health (Australia) - - Be Inspired -

Dr Derek Milne, a clin­i­cal psy­chol­o­gist and au­thor of Cop­ing with a Mid-life Cri­sis (Over­com­ing Common Prob­lems), has these sug­ges­tions:

1. Don’t be afraid of ex­per­i­men­ta­tion

De­ci­sions you make now don’t have to be set in stone. There’s a say­ing: “If you al­ways do what you’ve al­ways done, you’ll al­ways get what you’ve al­ways got.” By mak­ing tweaks here and there in your life, you can achieve dra­mat­i­cally dif­fer­ent out­comes.

2. Take small steps

You don’t have to di­vorce your hus­band or do a sole cross­ing of the At­lantic, just as long as what you are do­ing is mov­ing to­wards an ul­ti­mate goal. If you’re cry­ing out for change, the process of chang­ing can end up be­ing as lib­er­at­ing as the ac­tual changes them­selves.

3. Be proud of your­self

You are tak­ing con­trol of your life and de­sign­ing a more ful­fill­ing fu­ture. That is not easy and ev­ery step de­serves praise.

The key midlife ques­tions

» Who am I now? » Who do I want to be? » What do I want to change in my life? An­swer these and you’re on your way to mak­ing the next phase of your life the most ex­cit­ing yet.

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