Hello, hello, hello there, loves! I was busy for the past few days so I just now had time to finish this post today.
I was asking my husband about a one word antonym for “MIDLIFE”. He asked me why. I told him that I feel like writing an article about midlife. He giggled and said, “you’re not yet even at middle age. I agree and I do not even feel I am on midlife stage”– he’s couple of years older (I tried saying it in a nice way ha ha). So when can we really say that we are at middle age and dealing with midlife?
For me, midlife or middle age is the stage when you feel like you are at the very peak of your life and ready to settle and just go with the flow. I am turning 36 soon — life is so fast, seems like I was just excited turning 18 yesterday ha ha! — and for some reason I am asking myself lately, “am I already at the peak?”. It feels like I still haven’t accomplished anything but I am already exhausted. Exhausted from finding answers of what I really want to do. I may know things that I love to do but I just can’t afford to do it because there are things that I need to do — -like, pay my bills!
Bam! This is a Midlife Crisis isn’t it? I am already evaluating my life, from achievements to failures. I’ve got a very decent job and an awesome employer. I have most of the things that I need and I can get most of what I want. I have a good, loving and very patient husband and our two 4 pawed babies, however, there’s still an unfulfilling feeling.
So do you feel the same thing once in a while? How do you get over it? I honestly don’t know what the word “relax” means. I sit still but my mind is running 100 mph, ha ha! However, I have some things that I do that helps me unwind.
- Indulge. Indulge with any food you want, from cupcakes, ice cream or even some sushi! I have cravings once in a while. Indulging is not only for food. I indulge myself with love. Play with my dogs and just talk to the husband about my feelings. I am just glad that he’s there to listen.
- Explore. I see to it I do something. I cannot just stay inside the house the whole day. If I do, I still explore– music, food, something to do for the next weekend, etc. I also ask my husband to go with me to the park and just enjoy quiet time with nature. Sometimes, I search on Instagram for a place to eat that we have not tried yet.
- Pamper. Just soaking my body in the tub with mellow music and lighted candles for 1 hour is relaxing. I also check Groupon for great spa/massage deals here in town.
- Get a hobby. I may not have enough time everyday to do all the stuff that a wife/blogger/employee does but sometimes I feel like having a break from all these things and do some crafts. I like scrap booking. I am also into crochet and cooking. Sometimes, I just go out and take photos too.
Please feel free to share your experience and feelings and let’s talk about it! Tata for now!