Midlife Crisis in Women: Self-Care and Personal Empowerment for Women Over 40



As a women navigating the busyness of life, I found myself dedicating my time and energy to caring for others at the expense of myself. Maybe you have had a similar experience? My children, partners, parents, work, and friends all get a slice of my time, energy, and brain power. Heck, even my DOGS take up their share! However, as we reach our forties (and beyond, like me), it becomes EXTREMELY important to shift the focus inward, towards our OWN well-being and personal growth.

This is not as easy as it sounds.

And it’s 100% on us to fix this! We have allowed it to happen for so long that it is going to take a little time for everyone (including ourselves) to adjust. Ladies, welcome to the Midlife Crisis in Women. It’s time to take back our lives.

  • The Importance of Self-Care and Setting Boundaries:
    For years, many of us have put the needs of others above our own, often neglecting self-care in the process. This is the #1 reason women experience a midlife crisis over 40. It’s essential to recognize that self-care is not selfish but a fundamental requirement for overall well-being. Setting boundaries is a key element of self-care, allowing us to protect our time, energy, and emotional health. By establishing healthy boundaries, we assert our needs and create space for self-nurturing activities that replenish our spirit and restore balance in our lives.
  • Strategies for Overcoming Feelings of Guilt and Prioritizing Your Own Needs:
    Guilt can be a common emotion for women who are accustomed to prioritizing others over themselves. It’s crucial to acknowledge and challenge these feelings of guilt, recognizing that self-care is a necessary investment in our physical, mental, and emotional health. To overcome guilt, we can practice self-compassion, reframing our mindset to view self-care as a form of self-love rather than selfishness. By prioritizing our own needs, we honor our worth and create a foundation for personal empowerment and fulfillment.

This is only a short blog addressing the Midlife crisis in women over 40. My goal was to introduce you to this concept and give you permission to focus on yourselves. Do you need my permission?


But sometimes its nice to have someone validate us and let us know that they see us dedicating our lives to others and let us know that we are deserving of our own time and space.

In embracing our inner strength and committing to self-care and personal empowerment, women over 40 can embark on a transformative journey of growth, resilience, and authenticity. By setting boundaries, overcoming guilt, and prioritizing our own needs, we pave the way for a more fulfilling and balanced life that honors our unique essence and nurtures our well-being.
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Twin Cities Life Coaching is passionate about self-care. If we don't take care of ourselves first, how do we expect to care well for others in our lives?

Think of the oxygen mask in an airplane. The instructions given to you before taking flight insist that if there is a change in cabin pressure, we are to put on our own mask BEFORE we assist others with theirs.

Our hectic, over-scheduled, over-worked lives push us to meet everyone else's needs and deadlines before our own. We have it backwards and need to take an airplane oxygen mask approach instead.

Take care of yourself first, and the rest will follow.

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