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I KISSED JOB HUNTING GOODBYE

Some people kiss dating goodbye, I decided to kiss job hunting goodbye. If there's really a Perfect Job out there then I'm letting it come to me. #midlife #jobs #jobhunting

DATING AND JOB HUNTING

There was a book that did the rounds of Christian youth groups back in the 90's called "I Kissed Dating Goodbye" by Josh Harris, it was based on the concept that Josh no longer wanted to go through the rigmarole of dating countless women in the hope of finding his one true love and offered an alternative. Twenty years later he changed his mind and wrote a retraction because the book was rather over the top in what it was advocating.

Despite that, the title was super catchy and made me think that dating and job hunting were a lot more similar than I'd realized. They're often preceded by a traumatic break-up, then a lot of soul searching, a desire to hook up with the "perfect" partner, the awkward interactions, the failed attempts, and then (hopefully) the ulitmate successful match that lasts a lifetime. Josh kissed dating goodbye and this is why I'm kissing job hunting goodbye...

SMILING WITH SELF-CONFIDENCE

How do we develop self-confidence? The two key starting points are eye contact and a smile. Confidence grows with every positive interaction we have. So look up and smile! #lifeinspiration

WHAT DOES SELF-CONFIDENCE LOOK LIKE?

It's "S" for Smiling and Self-confidence today on the List of More, and something I ask myself a lot is how do some people look so confident, and others look like they wish they could fade away into the wallpaper? Is self-confidence an innate character trait or do we develop it over time? What is it that makes us appear confident (even if we don't necessarily feel it?) I think two of the key components are eye contact and a genuine smile. In fact, I think a smile is the Midlifer's secret weapon!

IS THERE HEADACHE RELIEF 3 YEARS AFTER A DAITH PIERCING?

There's no scientific proof that a daith piercing works to relieve migraines and chronic headache. I've had mine for three years and this is how mine has impacted on my headaches. #daith #piercing #headaches #migraines

CHRONIC HEADACHES

Daith piercing has become an alternative treatment for those who suffer from ongoing migraines. I don't think I'm a true migraine sufferer, but I'd endured ongoing, and often debilitating headaches for decades. I'd been taking pain relief for them in many forms for a long time and was beginning to wonder what impact that was having on my kidneys and liver - especially when a headache lasted for several days. Headaches were so much a part of my life that I even have a "Headache Art" Pinterest Board that I filled with pictures of how a headache "looked" in its various forms.

RESILIENCE - IT'S ALL ABOUT THE REBOUND

5 ways to rebound from life's setbacks with resilience. Move forward, don't look back, learn and laugh, and live life to the full. #resilience

WHAT DOES RESILIENCE MEAN TO YOU?

Today I'm writing about "R" in the List of More and the very first word that came to mind was Resilience, which in Latin means “to leap back” In other words, Resilience translates to being able to rebound after experiencing loss, or calamity, or hardship. The picture comes to mind of those children's toys called Weebles. They had a strong and steady foundation that allowed a Weeble to be tipped or knocked over and then recentre itself after each "hit".

WHY I'M CHOOSING TO BE UNBUSY IN RETIREMENT

Are you tired of hearing about how busy everyone is in retirement? Why not focus on becoming un-busy and become part of the unbusy and slow movements that more people are choosing every day? #slow #unbusy #retirement

BECOMING UNBUSY IN RETIREMENT

A while ago I was asked to contribute to a collaborative post on Keeping Busy in Retirement and I started thinking about all the things I'm doing to fill my days now that I'm not working. But, underneath that first impulse to prove I'm "busy, busy, busy" was a different desire - one that was saying "You know what? I don't want to be busy all the time, I don't want to fill every day with a multitude of planned events." My soul wants to be Un-Busy and it's when I become un-busy that I feel more centred and more at peace.

SATURDAY SNIPPETS #19

Saturday Snippets - where the best things I've seen on the itnernet come together in one place #Saturday #snippets #midlife

INTRO

Here's the latest little snippets from all over the place that caught my eye and I thought were worth sharing. I hope you enjoy them too - feel free to pin them or share them with other people if they resonate with you. I've turned off the comments on these posts because they're just a fun Saturday post to look at, enjoy and move on - hopefully with a smile on your face or with something to think about.

IF WE WERE HAVING COFFEE

If we were having coffee these are a few of the things I'd share from my life that happened in August. #midlife #ifwewerehavingcoffee

IF WE WERE HAVING COFFEE

If we were having coffee these are a few things I'd be sharing from August - we're heading towards the end of Winter and the reappearance of Spring (Yay!) so I'm ready to pack away the Winter woollies and get out the Spring florals. And because I always enjoy a good 'Taking Stock' blog post, I hope you'll humour me and sit a while as I share my news. There's nothing like a virtual cuppa and a chat, and I have lots to share from the last few weeks.

HAVE YOU DISCOVERED THE POWER OF POSITIVITY?

Have you been caught up in the negative stereotypes of Midlife? It's time to discover the power of positive thinking that can turn your invisibility into connection and joy. #power #positive #midlife

EMBRACING POSITIVE THINKING

Today it's all about the letter "P" in my List of More - and it's "P" for Positivity - one of my favourite words. After such a long period of feeling stressed and under pressure, it's been wonderful to move forward and leave that all behind me. I think the key has been Positivity - it's such a powerful concept and has the ability to completely change how we see our lives and the world around us. So many women in Midlife are worried about being invisible, or wondering what they have to offer. Approaching things from a positive outlook changes this around and opens our eyes to how wonderful this stage of life can be if we let it.

WHAT I LEARNED FROM A LIFE COACH

I used to be sceptical of life coaches, but I've changed my opinion after spending a few sessions with one. We can always learn more about ourselves and our situation with the help of an objective observer. #midlife #lifecoaching

WHY A LIFE COACH?

I must admit that I've never really understood the need to be coached when it comes to living your best life. My belief was that you took what life dealt you - the good and the bad, learned from your mistakes and mis-steps and kept pushing forwards. Having a husband who's a good listener also helps, so why would I ever need the assistance of a Life Coach?

THE QUIET SIMPLICITY OF THOREAU'S WALDEN

Henry David Thoreau wrote about living quietly, mindfully and simply in his novel Walden. These are all aspects of life we can aspire to live in today's busy world if we choose to live a slow, simple life. #simpleliving

QUIETLY LIVING WITH THOREAU

Today it's "Q" on my List of More and I thought I'd take a slightly different tangent to my usual posts. A while ago I started looking at "Walden" (or "Life in the Woods") by Henry David Thoreau, and the similarities between his quiet life back in 1845 and my new quiet life in 2019.

Just a quick overview to catch you up if you're not a Thoreau fan: