career change in midlife

Midlife Career Change – The 5 Usual Issues And How to Overcome Them

Changing career is not easy for anyone, regardless of their age and background, but it definitely can be a big challenge at 40, in your midlife. Just like any big shift in our lives it is full of known and unknown hurdles, questions and victories. This post is not concerned with the motivation behind why people in their midlife often want to change career, but it will try to cover the most prominent issues that you have to face if you decide to do so. So, you have done a lot of soul searching and you realized that you need, want and are ready for the risky step – midlife career change and you are about to embark on that journey. If you know what direction you want to take when it comes to the field of work and the exact type of work or job title, then you are already way ahead...

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5 Yoga Poses That Will Help You Cope When Life Got You Down

  The benefits of yoga are aplenty, and one of them is its ability to help you find your footing in times of change and difficulty. Yoga helps you ground yourself. It helps you heal and it helps you get back up when it’s time. Find your center in times of difficult changes through these 5 easy yoga poses. Even if you don’t practice yoga, I highly recommend for you to try them out and experience how it will help to change the way you feel for the better.   Career problems: Matsyasana   Did you lose your job recently? Or perhaps you’re constantly second-guessing yourself in your work choices and decisions? Boost your confidence level with fish pose (Matsyasana). Like any chest-opening poses, fish pose helps to open your heart and throat areas, instantly giving...

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do not age gracefully

Do Not Age Gracefully

“I want to age gracefully” my friend said. And at that moment, I fully supported her. The idea of accepting the aging process and doing so gracefully seemed like the right type of rebellion against the mainstream public opinion and media. We are under enough pressure to look young and show no signs of ageing. But then, when I came home and my mind continued pondering the topic, the positive thoughts were replaced by anger. And the more I thought about it, the angrier I got. I wanted to sit down and pour out all that anger and then share it with others on social media. But anger is not the right muse if you want your message to be truly heard. Instead, I started thinking more. First, what does it mean to age gracefully? Is it only external or also mental, psychological...

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4 Unbeatable Reasons to Hire a Middle Aged Job Seeker

In the current job market and economy, hunting for jobs is difficult for everyone. The competition is fierce and there are always so many people who apply. If you are on the hiring side of this equation, there might be some bias towards overlooking older candidates. There definitely is some stigma about aging and work performance, even though many recent studies little proof that older people are outperformed by their younger peers. Here are some good reasons to hire a middle-aged job seeker. Proven track record Depending on the job, previous experience and achievements may be crucial for the success of the candidate. Young candidates may have the stamina, ambition and drive to learn and do great things. But it is the proven ability to actually do the job that will help your...

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Best Exercise for Over 40

Keeping in good shape becomes increasingly more important as we age. If you have an active lifestyle than exercise is a part of it. But if you have been slacking in that department, here is some of the best exercise for over 40. The list is full of easy activities that you can start at any age. Walking If you are unsure where to start, try walking. It is the easiest way to get more active. You don’t have to suddenly start walking for hours – adding just one short walk a day will be good. If you can make walking a part of your daily routine, even better. As a form of exercise for over 40, walking has many benefits, for example: it strengthens bones and muscles, helps in prevention of disease, helps in maintain a healthy weight. The great thing about it is that there is...

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