Month: April 2018


Z Is For Zest #Decoding Midlife

Zest – Great enthusiasm and energy Generally, we feel enthusiastic at the beginning of any task that we take up. There is the excitement of the newness and the energy to put in our best efforts to be successful. When we complete the task, there is either contentment of satisfactory completion or disappointment if we …

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Y Is For Youthful #Decoding Midlife

Youthful is defined as young or seeming young. I remember one of my friend from school wouldn’t be too excited about her birthday. She didn’t like the fact that she aged a year more. Maybe if I ask her today she might not feel the same or she would feel even worse. I guess it’s …

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X Is For X-Factor #Decoding Midlife

X-factor – A noteworthy special talent or quality. No one wants to be around grumpy people. And midlife can make you grumpy and sad. So, what to do? There are only two options. Either you can be grumpy or you can get over that grumpiness and show your X- Factor. What is X-factor? You can …

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W Is For Willingness #Decoding Midlife

Willingness (noun) – The quality or state of being prepared to do something; readiness. As a society, we have been conditioned into believing that midlife is a crisis situation. However, we are masters of our lives and we have the power within us to choose the direction in which we want our lives to move. …

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V Is For Volunteer #Decoding Midlife

Volunteer(noun), – A person who freely offers to take part in an enterprise or undertake a task. This month-long challenge and writing about midlife have been a wonderful learning experience for me. Writing about my aspirations from midlife has made me weave beautiful dreams for myself. I have this new found urge within myself to …

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U Is For Unique #DecodingMidlife

Unique – Being the only one of its kind; unlike anything else. Our beliefs, our temperament, thoughts, behaviour make our personality. Each one has a different personality. Everyone is unique in their own way. However, midlife can be overwhelming. And it would want us to question our sense of self. There could be feelings of …

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T Is For Travel #DecodingMidlife

Travel – To go from one place to another, take a trip; journey. Midlife can become a period of discontent that can produce feelings of boredom, doubt, anger, and unease. Midlife crisis brings along feelings of anxiety, stress, restlessness and regrets of missing out on things. So, would you know what works best to get …

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S Is For Savings #DecodingMidlife

Savings – the money that one has saved, especially through a bank or official scheme. Midlife changes could get one to question one’s ability, life goals, create self- doubt and thoughts of death might also occur.  Such concerns might manifest and would affect each individual in a different manner. Few people would have anxiety issues, few …

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R Is For Romance #DecodingMidlife

Romance is a feeling of excitement and mystery associated with love. When you think of Romance, do you only think about the teenagers in love, or dating couples or newly married couples? I have this question. Does the excitement and romance in a relationship die down once we hit midlife? As they say, ‘’Men get …

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Q Is For Quotes #DecodingMidlife

Quotes- A group of words taken from a text or speech and repeated by someone. I would like to repeat few interesting quotes on midlife today. “Turn your midlife crises to your own advantage by making it a time for renewal of your body and mind, rather than stand by helplessly and watch them decline.” …

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