Every time I interview a 40-something woman for 40:20 Vision I ask them what three “gifts” would they give a 20-something if they were a “Forty-Godmother”. Herewith, there wishes to help you get a head start on perspective and gain confidence making decisions that are right for you.
If you are resourceful there is always going to be a job.
2. Do Something. It doesn’t have to be for the rest of you life.
That is something someone said to me and it was one of the best pieces of advice I got. Just find something that you want to do now…it doesn’t have to be the rest of your life. You can try different things. Don’t look at these as decisions that are going to impact you forever. You can change careers or go back to school all the way into your 30s, your 40s, your 50s and more. Along the way read What Color is My Parachute. It holds up after all this time.
3. Do yoga.
I think yoga makes you happy with your body. It’s good for your body. It helps you get lean and firm and fit and it can burn a ton of calories. I wasn’t doing yoga until I was 29. I worked out and did kickboxing and spinning and I was ran until I wrecked my knee. So I was physically active but yoga brought me to a whole new level of oneness with my body and self-awareness. And I think once you have that you can’t hate yourself in that way. Which is really what body image is. You have to start loving yourself more.