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What 27 Women in their 50’s Have to Say about Midlife

November 25, 2015
What 27 Women say about midlife

What 27 Women say about midlifeThe results of my recent survey on Midlife and Positive Ageing are in and I’m so happy to report that from the results we are all looking forward to this new phase of life.

I want to thank you all for completing the survey with such detailed and thoughtful answers.  I am excited to have some ideas from the results to bring you more informative posts in the New Year so we can Keep on Sizzling! 

The Results for the 7 Question Survey on Midlife & Positive Ageing

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1. Thoughts on Midlife

I received some great, positive comments which shows we are looking forward to this phase of life.  We are excited that the children have grown and we can now have the freedom to think about ourselves and what we want to do. Of course, we do feel some appreh

ension as we look to our own mortality but it is wonderful to read that we have such a positive outlook.

Some of the comments were:-

Going to be a great decade for me!

It’s good that children are adults – I can plan holidays

Enjoying every moment

Bring It On

A bit scary but I keep telling myself it’s only a number

Suddenly there are many possibilities and we have the freedom to choose what we want to do

2. What topics are you most interested in?

It seems that most of us are wanting to look after our health and fitness and also would like some motivation.  I’m also hearing about wanting balance, fashion, genealogy, relationships, being an influence in our grandchildren’s lives, art, energy medicine and looking after our finances during retirement.

63% – Health/fitness

63% – Inspiration & Motivation

37% – Finding your Purpose

41% – Other

3. Would you like to make changes in your life?

There was a definitive answer of ‘YES’

73% of us are wanting to make some kind of change in our lives.

4. What changes would you like to make today?

Again, we are wanting to improve our health and well-being, socialise more, be involved, achieve our dreams and be happy.

5. What topics would be covered in your ideal blog about Positive Ageing & Midlife?

I loved all of the answers as they are so similar to what I want to write about.  Some of the topics suggested and which I will plan for are:-

  • Strength training
  • Positive affirmations
  • Looking our Best
  • Ageing Gracefully
  • Retirement Planning
  • Staying fit and healthy
  • Dietary needs
  • Fashion
  • Staying connected

6. What is your biggest concern about your midlife experience?

It appears that we are all concerned with health and not making the best of our lives.  Some of the responses included:-

  • Staying healthy
  • How to combat tiredness and lack of stamina
  • Not feeling good about our appearance
  • Mortality of friends and family
  • Bladder control
  • Boredom – feeling unfulfilled and not ticking off our bucket list
  • No longer being relevant
  • Hormonal changes and menopause

7. What Social Media do you use most?

Well it appears that Facebook wins the day!

Facebook – 88%

Twitter – 19%

Pinterest – 27%

Other – 19%

Come and join me on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram

A huge thank you again for taking the time to provide the feedback so I can continue to bring you topical and interesting information.

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Results of Positive Ageing survey

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10 Comments

  • Reply Leanne@crestingthehill December 2, 2015 at 17:34

    this survey slipped right past me Sue! Some really interesting responses – especially in regard to health and fitness! It’s really valuable to see what women of our age and stage are wanting to read.

    • Reply sue December 3, 2015 at 13:49

      I was pleasantly surprised that people really took the time to respond with some valuable information. I would do it again in future just to keep my finger on the pulse.

  • Reply Nikki Frank-Hamilton December 5, 2015 at 12:16

    I missed the survey too, sorry Sue! I loved reading about the other’s feelings about turning 50, or older. I only have a few years left til I get there. I am a bit apprehensive, but I really don’t think about age much. LOL After you have a stroke at 45 years old, I guess I think about things differently. I don’t like the looking older, it still surprises me sometimes when I look in the mirror; “Who is that?” LOL But I plan to take a page out of your book, age is just a number, it’s how we spend the time that matters, right? xx

    • Reply sue December 6, 2015 at 17:50

      Oh that is fine Nikki! I was so happy to receive the positive feedback and everyone took the time to provide informative information on how they feel and what they want. You are an inspiration and I’m glad I met you. have a great week.

  • Reply Laura Beeby May 20, 2016 at 17:03

    Interesting results. Wish I had participated so I could skew the results somewhat since my main preoccupation is finding financial security before retirement and beyond so I can focus the other stuff. 😉

    • Reply Sue Loncaric May 20, 2016 at 17:47

      Yes financial security is so important Laura and I was surprised that this wasn’t really mentioned. We are going through elections as well in Australia at the moment and the economy has not been kind to older investors who now find that perhaps they won’t be able to be totally self-funded in retirement and will need to rely on the pension. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your weekend.

  • Reply Lisa July 13, 2016 at 06:53

    I didn’t know about the survey, but its results reflect my opinions. I have been working to “re-invent” or “re-find” myself now that my kids are grown. I found your blog thru “Between the Lines” and keep coming back.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric July 13, 2016 at 08:33

      I’m so pleased to meet you Linda and thank you for supporting my blog. I did the survey early on in my blogging days and was pleasantly surprised at the results. Have a great day and see you next time!

  • Reply Margaretha June 27, 2017 at 22:35

    This was one of the most inspiring and uplifting posts I have read in a long time. So much here I agree with, except for ageing gracefully. Personally, my aim is to age as disgracefully as possible.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric June 28, 2017 at 07:30

      It was lovely getting these ladies together Margaretha and each one had words of wisdom. Your aim of aging disgracefully is certainly a fun way to look at it!

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