Overcome Mental Roadblocks In Your 40s And 50s By Changing The Way You Think

November 29, 2023

Dimple Sthankiya

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By following the advice in this post you will be better at overcoming mental roadblocks and shifting your mindset to build more confidence during your 40s and 50s to overcome or prevent a midlife crisis

Consider this: your brain is a garden. Do your flowers of self-belief bloom brightly, or are they withered by the weeds of doubt and fear? This is not just a poetic metaphor but a reflection of your mindset. If you’re a midlife woman, the maze of life can seem daunting. Mental roadblocks like imposter syndrome, fear of failure, and negative self-talk often build an invisible wall, keeping you from your true potential. But what if you could rewrite the narrative? What if you could reclaim the garden of your mind? What if you could prevent a full-blown midlife crisis?

Unmask The Imposter

Let’s face it; we’ve all been there. Have you ever felt like a fraud, waiting for someone to pull back the curtain and expose your lack of ability? This is the infamous imposter syndrome, the insidious whisper that convinces you that you’re less than you are.

YOU ARE NOT ALONE. Even the most successful women have experienced these debilitating doubts and often. Do they let it stop them moving forwards? No, they do not. So, why should you?

Next on our list of mental roadblocks is the fear of failure. The fear that keeps you from leaping into the unknown, from taking risks, from daring to dream and making it a reality. But what if you could reframe failure? What if instead of a dead-end, failure was just a detour?

Think of a young child learning to walk. Each stumble, each fall, teaches them balance, strengthens their steps. They fall, they rise, they try again. They don’t fear failure; they embrace it as a learning process and look super cute at the same time. Awwww. Isn’t it time you embraced that child-like resilience more often?

Don’t Let Negative Self-Talk Crush You in Midlife

Your mind is a powerful tool, but when unchecked, it can become your own worst enemy. Negative self-talk, the internal dialogue that amplifies your flaws while diminishing your strengths, can cripple even the strongest of spirits. And this is just the time when a midlife crisis can make an unexpected visit, which you don’t necessarily want.

Remember, you are the author of your story. Do you want it to be a tragedy or a tale of triumph? By changing the narrative, you can transform your life and very quickly.

Mindset Tools For Transformation, You’re Welcome

Now that we’ve identified the common mental roadblocks, let’s get down to the business of demolishing them. It’s time to stage a mindset makeover and reclaim the power of your mind. Midlife Crisis averted!

1. Words Have Power

The right words can inspire, empower, and transform. The way you speak to yourself and the actual words you use can transform how life works out for you. So be very mindful of the words you use regularly and if need be then use incantations or affirmations, saying them in the car, or whilst you’re making dinner. Believe those words. Feel them. Embody them.

2. Visualization

Picture your success. Regularly. We all visualize differently. Some like to speak into their phone’s voice recorder and listen to it, others close their eyes and paint pictures in their mind, whilst others like to write it all down in a journal in one sweep aka ‘morning pages’. Whichever tool you use the magic is in doing it consistently Really feeling it and believing it. Notice the vibe when you do it. See yourself overcoming obstacles, reaching your goals. See it, smell, taste it. Your mind can’t distinguish between reality and imagination. So, make it believe in your success. And do it often. 

3. Gratitude

Practice gratitude. It shifts your focus from what you lack to what you have, cultivating a positive mindset and fostering resilience. The universe will give you more of that which it thinks you can handle so focus on what you have and appreciate that. This will shift your energy to hope and action. From that positive state anything is possible.

4. Learn From Failure

Treat failure as a stepping stone, not a stumbling block. Learn from it, grow from it. Remember, the most beautiful flowers bloom through the cracks.

As you journey through midlife, the road may seem daunting. But remember, the only thing standing between you and your vision is your mindset. Once you conquer your mental roadblocks, there’s nothing that can stop you.

The power lies within you. Get started, don’t leave it for tomorrow because tomorrow never comes.

Make It Happen, Like Today

It’s time for you to break free from the shackles of self-doubt, to silence the whispers of imposter syndrome, and to redefine your perception of failure, especially during a midlife crisis. Do it by harnessing the power of your mind.

The mind is a muscle, and like any other, it can be trained. The journey might seem daunting at first, but remember, every journey must begin somewhere. Start by practicing the tools for transformation outlined above. Like a well-tended garden, your mindset requires constant care and attention. But the fruits it bears, confidence, resilience, and a renewed sense of self, are well worth the effort.

Let Your Ambitions Breathe

What would you do if you weren’t afraid? If you truly believed in your abilities? Would you pursue that dream role? Would you start your own business? Would you dare to live the life you know is possible in your heart of hearts?

“The Future Belongs To Those Who Believe In The Beauty Of Their Dreams.”

Eleanor Roosevelt

Your journey to overcoming mental roadblocks is not about becoming a different person. It’s about rediscovering who you truly are, strong, capable, and deserving of success. It’s about reclaiming your narrative, stepping into your power, and allowing your ambitions to breathe life.

Remember, it’s never too late to find your rhythm, to embrace your tune. It’s never too late for a mindset makeover. In the words of Eleanor Roosevelt, “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” So, believe in yourself. 

I invite you to imagine a world where your goals are not just mere figments of your imagination but achievable realities. Where every failure is not a setback but a stepping stone. Where every self-doubt is replaced with self-belief. This is not a far-off utopia. It’s a reality, and it’s yours for the taking. Remember, your mindset is the master key that unlocks your true potential. 

My Nugget Of Wisdom

Let’s get real. I’ve struggled with those relentless mental blocks a few times as I venture through midlife. When I felt I was spiraling downwards and didn’t know how to stop, I pulled out Glennon Doyle’s book “Untamed“. In her raw and potent words, I found my own truth. 

She introduced me to this ferocious, untamed voice inside, which she called the ‘Knowing’. This voice, so full of potential, was always there, but drowned out by fear, self-doubt and that nagging imposter syndrome. Doyle’s own journey of unfurling her ‘cheetah’ – her true, wild self – hit me hard. 

In my lower moments, I clung to her story. We are not the ‘tamed’, caged beings our insecurities make us out to be. We are more. Trust me, it’s a revolution, a rebirth. Read her book, it’s great.

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