Midlife Motivation #1 – 5 Quotes to Inspire Your Day

Being a woman of midlife (& beyond) we can sometimes forget how special we are.  We certainly haven’t reached our ‘used by date’ and have so much to offer.  I know so many inspirational women in the 50+ age range who are not sitting back and just accepting ‘their lot in life’.  They are getting out there and being part of life and enjoying their Midlife experience.

It is so refreshing to me to see what these women are achieving and they certainly aren’t celebrities.  They are ‘normal’ women like you and I who are making the most of their life experience.

We can all be women like this, we just need to BELIEVE IN OURSELVES!

Motivation, especially in Midlife and beyond is something we can all benefit from, so I’ve decided to start a regular post with some of my favourites.  Here are 5 Quotes which I hope will Inspire your day.  Pin them, download or print them off and enjoy.

5 Quotes to Inspire Your Day

Too often we live with regrets rather than accepting what has passed and looking to the future.  Midlife is a wonderful time to reflect on the person you are NOW and recognise your future potential.

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Midlife is a time when we can find ourselves alone.  This could be because of divorce, becoming a widow or just never finding ‘the one’.  However, being alone doesn’t mean you have to be lonely.  I recently wrote about being alone in midlife and I’d love you to read my thoughts – Facing life alone in Midlife

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Do you feel you have experienced a ‘Midlife crisis’ or have you embraced this phase of life and the freedom it brings?  It is all about your attitude. Freedom to be who we want to be, freedom to do what we want to do, freedom to choose.

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‘Middle age’ or ‘Midlife’, which I thinks sounds much more appealing, is definitely a time when we can take a step back and re-evaluate our life.  It is now YOUR TIME to discover who we are and where we want to go.  Our responsibilities to family can now take a back seat as children leave the nest and carve out their own lives.

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This quote resonates with me and I’m sure many of you.  For too long the focus has been to live our life defined by a number – our age – rather than just living life.  I personally have never really worried about my age but I have been concerned that I am healthy enough to enjoy my later years.  There is a difference between worrying about ageing because of your looks and being concerned about ageing in good health.  Go out and live and enjoy!

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I love this last quote – YOU HAVE THE POWER to change your life so don’t be stuck – make the changes you need to be happy and healthy – yes healthy – to enjoy life to the max!

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39 thoughts on “Midlife Motivation #1 – 5 Quotes to Inspire Your Day

  1. Michele

    I do not feel I am having a midlife crisis. I do feel full of potential! I realize that we go through different stages and become different people throughout our lives, and I am working on making this part the best yet!

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    1. Sue Loncaric Post author

      Yes I’m the same Michele and I really think that most women reaching this time of life are having this attitude which is great! I’m heading towards 60 next year but it is certainly the best time of life now!

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    2. Wendy

      I feel the same way, Michele! I never imagined being this excited and feeling like there is so much potential at this point in my life. I’m hardly “old,” but somehow when we are in the midst of raising kids and building careers etc., this time of life just seems so far away. Loving that no matter what stage of life we are in, there is much to enjoy!

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      1. Sue Loncaric Post author

        That is a great point, Wendy! ‘No matter what stage of life we are in there is much to enjoy’ – perfectly put.

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  2. Charlotte

    It took me so long to learn to enjoy my own company but I am definitely better off for it, that quote is probably my favorite because it is definitely freeing!

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    1. Sue Loncaric Post author

      I’m so pleased you enjoyed the quotes Charlotte. I enjoy my own company – not all the time- but it can be very peaceful just having time on your own.

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    1. Sue Loncaric Post author

      It is the way I try to live Leanne. We all get so hung up about age and forget to live then it can become too late.

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  3. Lyndall @ Seize The Day Project

    Love your post and your attitude Sue. I so agree about forgetting your age to live your life. Age is just a number (like weight). Do what feels good and right for you. Middle age is definitely a time to find more meaning in your life and do what you love – the time is now! Visiting from #TeamLovinLife

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    1. Sue Loncaric Post author

      Thanks Lyndall! You are spot on with all of your comments. I think we are going to get along very well! Thanks for visiting.

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    1. Sue Loncaric Post author

      Exactly Jo forget the numbers and just enjoy life. Life can be too short so we need to make the most of every day! Thanks for stopping by.

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  4. Kathy Marris

    Fabulous! These quote are very relevant to mid life. I know very few women my age that are doing much with their lives. A lot of them lose their self esteem and confidence in their ability to be useful, which is a shame. I think women like ourselves are at least having a good stab at life and I like to think are inspiring others to do the same. 🙂

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    1. Sue Loncaric Post author

      Thanks Kathy I’m glad you like the quotes – I really believe them. I’m all for trying to encourage other women to be the best they can be and live a healthy and happy life. 50+ well life is just beginning really – it’s our time!

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  5. Becky, Cuddle Fairy

    I love all of these quotes! Each one is so true & so empowering. I love the one about forgetting the past & focus on now & what you want for the future – that’s the best advice! Thanks so much for joining us for #candidcuddles I hope you can make it back again next week! x

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    1. Sue Loncaric Post author

      Thanks Becky, I’m hoping to make it back to the link up too. I’m so glad you enjoyed the quotes and they can apply to anyone really it is all about living our life.

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    1. Sue Loncaric Post author

      Hi Madeline, thanks for stopping by to comment and yes we do have the power to make changes. Alas, sometimes we forget or we don’t have the courage to make the change.

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  6. Deborah

    I’ve been pondering more on my middle-aged-ness lately and what it means. I’m trying to take a positive approach and love that these quotes still reflect the ‘potential’ that exists!

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    1. Sue Loncaric Post author

      Oh your potential hasn’t even started Deborah – midlife is just the beginning. Take it from me and I’m 60 next year with no signs of giving up on life yet!Thanks for commenting and have a great day!

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  7. candy

    Thank you for these quotes. I may be in my mid life yes I am still worthwhile and have much to offer. Thanks for Joining the Blogging Grandmothers link party.

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    1. Sue Loncaric Post author

      Yes you certainly are still worthwhile – we all are! Thanks for the opportunity to link up with you all.

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  8. Grammy

    Being older does allow you to say “been there, done that” to a lot of things. When I think about it though, there is so many more things to do, see, and experience. Being older for a lot of us does bring freedom and a different outlook from what younger women feel. I say embrace this phase of our liefe and enjoy every minute if possible. And I definitely agree that the older we are it allows us the freedom to be who we want to be, to do what we want to do, and to choose.

    Loved this post, it was well worth the read! Thanks so much for sharing it on our Blogging Grandmothers Link Party #2. We sure appreciate you partying with us!

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  9. Clearissa Coward

    All of the quotes are lovely, but I as I grow older and wiser, I think I relate to #2. I have learned to enjoy my own company and that is freeing indeed. I have learned to entertain myself, to meditate, to just enjoy quiet time to journal, or eve watch a great girlie movie but it’s time well spent. I am embracing my current stage of life and enjoying every minute of it. Thank you for sharing all of the beautiful quotes with Blogging Grandmothers. Join us again next week for our weekend party.

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    1. Sue Loncaric Post author

      Yes I enjoy my own company, Clearissa. I think it is important to be able to have time out without always relying on others to occupy your time.

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  10. Melinda Mitchell

    These are so great, Sue!! I’m learning to love my single life!! And make it my best life, with more contentment!!
    All the pink in your blog is so pretty! And pink is so flattering to our complections!
    Blogging Grandmothers

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