Mindset article One what kind of mindset do you have

This is the first article in a series on Mindsets. Your mindset is defined as the established set of attitudes held by someone. It sounds oh so simple, but actually, your mindset is a huge factor in how well you deal with the highs and lows that come with life. A positive mindset can get you through very trying times. However, a negative mindset can drag you down even in situations that might not otherwise bother you.

choose your values over your reactions

Yesterday, I saw a woman wearing a t-shirt that said, “Stop! Let me Overthink This for Awhile!” 

I almost laughed out loud because I am an overthinker from wayyyyy back. I spent most of my childhood overthinking everything. You give me a half finished sentence or maybe someone gave me a look I didn’t understand, and that was all I needed to think about it for weeks. 

It is almost a subconscious reaction but it speaks volumes about the longevity of your relationship

It isn’t cheating. Or drinking. Or lying. Or personality type. 

I mean, cheating & lying should be HUGE predictor of relationship failure. 

the lessons we learn from aging GenX and female

There are days when I see those young twenty-year-olds walking down the street and I long to be their age again.  I would be lying if I said that sometimes I wish for less wrinkles, and more taut, glowing skin.  But honestly, when I realize that wonderful skin would come with less wisdom and without the crucial life lessons that come from aging I have learned while the wrinkles were forming, I wouldn’t go back to my 20s for anything in the world.

I have developed so many strengths, and experienced so many amazing things since then, it is worth the fine lines on my face and the gray hair that I will cover up until the day I die. 

However, there are days when I feel less than thrilled to be me, and I need to be reminded of how blessed I am.  So I have created a list of habits we learn with age, to ward off those kinds of days.  I hope you find them helpful and maybe they can help you when you forget just how amazing and wonderful you are.