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How to Restart Your Midlife in 5 Practical Steps

Updated October 30, 2023


How to Restart your Midlife Mojo

What do I mean by restarting your mojo at midlife? Mojo is that indefinable quality that attracts people to you. Think of it as the magic spell you cast on all who pass into your orbit!

Once we bump into our fifties, it can feel like we’ve lost that special sauce that made us unique. The zest and zip has fizzled out just a little. Do you know what I mean? We get caught up in what we think it means to grow older.

Being fifty or older doesn’t have to mean feeling stuck and set in our ways. Who says we have to fear moving forward? A midlife crisis is a cliche, let’s not buy into it.

Why can’t our middle years be the time to restart all those dreams we’ve put on hold?

Getting your mojo back is the key to a happy midlife. It’s that magic you felt when you were younger and invincible. How about dancing into the next decades oozing confidence and charisma. Let’s start to boogie!

This is how we flip the fear of aging to become more sure of ourselves and realize it’s possible to start over at 50.

Reach for positive thoughts with this little planner. I designed it to keep myself on track!

1. Restart your midlife with an inner life reboot

Let’s remember, as women we give life and we run the world. We pretend we don’t have any power, but we do. History tells us there were goddesses before gods. If you’re like me, you’ve rolled your eyes at the notion you could be a goddess., but perhaps its time to embrace it.

Inhabiting your inner goddess means embracing your natural power. The power to give life that you were born with it and never lost. Have you see Wonder Woman? Honey you’re in the same club. Being over fifty doesn’t dilute your magnificence; if anything it celebrates it.

2. Restart your midlife by boosting your love life

Midlife sex should still rock our boats. Don’t let it go by the wayside if it’s important to you. If it doesn’t thrill you, keep a grin on your face and let everyone wonder what’s really going on behind that smile!

Cuddling, connection and love are what fill our hearts and souls. Be open to all types of love; from your partner, children, family and friends; old and new. Now more than ever, remind yourself how worthy you are of love.


3. Restart your midlife with a new look.

Now’s the time to take a fresh look at what really works and what flatters your shape. Whether you go up or down a size, look for what feels good on. Get in the habit of trying new stores. We all get into ruts with what we wear, but now’s the time to take a look at new shapes and colors. Focus on color and fit. Choose shades to flatter your current skin and hair not necessarily what used to work. Fit is more important than ever. Show off the good stuff and practice some gentle camouflage of problem areas.

While we’re at it try a new hairdresser and a new hairstyle if yours is in need of a refresh. Go longer and blonder or embrace your gray. It’s your choice. Choose what flatters you and forget about “rules”.

4. Restart your midlife at home.

Take stock of what your home means to you. When you figure out what “home” is you may decide to move, downsize, upsize, or move abroad to somewhere completely new. Our homes are full of memories. Now’s the time to really take stock of how your current home feels to you. If it doesn’t feel good when you walk through the door, be open to change or moving on.

I want you to feel like you can’t wait to get home because your home is a reflection of you, it nurtures and supports you, shelters and comforts you.

5. Restart your mid life outside your comfort zone.

You’re an independent, intelligent and aware woman who’s over fifty. You’re looking for ways to make the next decades matter and you’re willing to dig deep for answers.

These days and years ahead count. Now’s the time to look inward and ask ourselves if we’re willing to make changes and maybe live a little outside our comfort zone.

Living outside our comfort zone is where everything happens. It’s where you decide to move across country to be closer to loved ones, or move across the world. It’s where you decide to start a new business or leave your partner. It’s where you realize you deserve to be a happy goddess.

Restarting your life is always possible if you want it enough. It doesn’t matter how old you are when you decide to reinvent. Make these years count, don’t give up or give in!



About Author

With over 30 years in a creative role in advertising and publishing, and a lifetime of journeys between the US and UK, I've created Hipoverfifty for you. I hope my journey and perspective will guide you on yours.