3 Essential Qualities of a Midlife Renaissance

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This is part 3 of a 3-part series on the 9 essential qualities of a midlife renaissance. You can find part one here and part two here.

The final 3 qualities are vitality, spiritual life and visions and goals.

When you combine all 9 of these qualities and take time to review your level of fulfillment in each area, then you are living a midlife renaissance instead of being caught in a midlife crisis or even worse the icky, soupy messy middle after a crisis and before you have clarity on what’s next.

Without further ado…

The Final 3 Qualities of a Midlife Renaissance

Vitality: I love this definition from Dictionary.com of vitality: exuberant physical strength or mental vigor. I don’t know about you, but I want more of this! It can be challenging during midlife when we are plagued by changing bodies, issues related to menopause, reduced energy and challenges sleeping. Prioritizing your health, fitness, nutrition, and self-care practices will help you to increase and sustain vitality, energy, and overall well-being during midlife.

Journaling prompts to explore vitality:

  • How is your physical health?
  • Do you have a consistent self-care routine that nourishes and supports your whole-body health?

Spiritual life: Midlife can spark a deepening of spiritual exploration and connection. You may find yourself delving into practices that nurture your inner life, such as meditation, mindfulness, or engaging with spiritual beliefs, seeking inner peace, and a sense of transcendence. You may return to childhood faith-based practices or seek out new experiences and ways to connect to the Divine. Part of thriving in midlife is connecting to something larger than yourself.

Journaling prompts to explore your spiritual life:

  • Do you have a spiritual practice that supports you and connects you to something larger than yourself?

Vision and goals: Midlife is a time when you may reassess your life’s trajectory and set new goals. You may envision the life you want to create and take steps to bring that vision to reality. Goal-setting provides direction, motivation, and a sense of accomplishment. Or you may find it challenging right now to see the next step or a loss of desire to set goals in the same way you used to. Exploring your relationship with goal-setting can help you reassess where you are and where you want to go next. If you are struggling with seeing what’s next and designing a vibrant new vision for your midlife, consider my Vibrant Vision coaching program.

Journaling prompts to explore your visions and goals:

How clear is your vision for your future?

  • Do you know what you want and how to move in that direction? Can you see your future self?
  • Are you motivated by having clear goals in front of you?
  • Do you resist setting goals because of fear of failure or fear of success?
  • Do you have goals that feel bigger than you?

These 9 areas of creativity, adventure, curiosity, connection, purpose, emotions, vitality, spiritual life, visions and goals encompass the multifaceted aspects of a woman’s life during midlife, reflecting the desire for personal growth, fulfillment, connection, and a purposeful existence.

Which of these final 3 qualities speaks most to you today?

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  1. Florence Callender on July 5, 2023 at 5:16 pm

    While all three qualities are important, the aspect that resonates with me the most is the spiritual life. Midlife has been a time for deepening my connection with the Creator God. By building on my faith in God and seeking a closer relationship with Him, I find solace, guidance, and purpose. It is a transformative journey that nourishes me and brings fulfillment daily.

    • minette on July 5, 2023 at 5:27 pm

      Thank you Florence. I agree that this one speaks to me too!

  2. Elisa on July 5, 2023 at 5:45 pm

    Yes to Vitality! I want to have lots of energy for life! And if I’m ever blessed with grandchildren someday – I want to be healthy and vibrant and engaged for them as well.

    • minette on July 5, 2023 at 6:01 pm

      Me too Elisa! Health and energy are everything!!

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