Do you suffer from the fear of missing out on life? FOMO is the official name standing for Fear Of Missing Out.Generally this term is used with media but life is a much better topic to apply it to. Our lives have no limitations, except for the ones you decide on. To achieve you need to believe. Only then is it possible to create the life of your dreams.
I certainly did for many years through adult life. I was fortunate enough to enjoy a life full of good times. Prosperity unfortunately meant I took my health for granted. Sport was my life. From athletics, a little tennis, and basketball I moved on then to volleyball. And then, a few falls later I experienced pain, lots of it. Little did I know back then that playing sport and having a seemingly minor injury would eventually lead to me having both of my knees replaced before I turned 60 years of age?
Surgery changes your life. I am no longer able to kneel. It hurts my knees. As we age there are also other subtle changes that can catch you out. Leading a sedentary lifestyle is one of them. Whilst I no longer run or engage in sport, I am busy. But, none of the activities that I am busy doing involve physical stress on by body. I drive a lot, attend meetings, have meals out, go to the movies, and I am involved in charity work. I love my growing list of activities but none of them gets a sweat up and now my waist line is growing.
A glimpse of the past can prepare us to look forward to what's ahead. That is why I am focusing on reflections on life. I am reflecting on stories that have been covered with the guest's I have interviewed this year. The hope is to learn how to build a better future by taking a glimpse of the past.
How to avoid social isolation as you age? Isolation is one of the key issues that we face as we age. Women more than men will be in this predicament as women tend to outlive their male partners. Are you are rattling around in that big house on your own? Have you thought about where you will be able to live now that you have reached the third half of your life?
Do you want more success in your life? Do you dream of things that you can accomplish? Do you know what ‘your success’ should/would look like? So many of us drift along through life without having a goal, a life plan and wake up one day and realise that a few decades have swept past. Where does all that time go and where are the accomplishments?
The retirement vision is something we eagerly await. Some of us have a clearly defined picture of our future retired lives. We know the location, the activities, the travel and dream of the free time. What happens then when this definition of our retired life is not duplicated by our partner? After all those years together, could we possibly want a different life in retirement to them?
What do we do to fill in our time when we are not working? Some of us will get bored, some will be lonely and some may feel angry that their life had not turned out as they expected. We don’t have a crystal ball when we start out on our life’s journey. Most of us just go with the flow and deal with life and its emergencies as they unfold. Do you ever sit and wonder and reflect back and think if only I had made a different decision would my life be better now? I certainly do.
Time management is an abhorrent phrase to me. No one manages time. It runs along smartly with or without our cooperation. We do speak ofe. No one manages time using time. In this sense, there is a biological clock that ticks within us all. Each of us has a different setting of which we are unaware. Nonetheless, we all are aware that in the earth plane of existence, time is a limited and perhaps precious commodity for each and every one of us.