Updated: May 29
In this episode of the "More Than Menopause" podcast, the hosts discuss the power of choice and how it can help women in midlife regain control over their lives amidst physical and emotional changes. Don't forget to download the FREE Power of Choice Worksheet. One small change can shift your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors.
Pam & Ally emphasize the interconnectedness of thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, highlighting that what we think affects how we feel and behave, and vice versa.
The hosts share personal experiences of feeling out of control and on the edge, where even small incidents can trigger intense emotions and reactions.
They explore different approaches to regaining control and choosing how to respond in various situations, including shifting behaviors or changing thought patterns.
One technique they discuss is the "pause," where they take a deep breath, close their eyes, and count to ten before making a conscious choice in how to respond.
They highlight the importance of taking ownership of one's choices and recognizing that even in challenging circumstances, individuals can choose how they act and think.
The hosts discuss how they apply the power of choice in their lives, such as reframing situations, setting boundaries, and allowing their adult children to navigate their own trials and decisions.
They highlight the advantages of aging, such as having more personal choices and the freedom to focus on oneself after years of prioritizing others.
The hosts encourage listeners to create a list of things that feel out of control, analyze their current responses, and identify one small change that can shift how they feel and think about the situation.
They emphasize that by making conscious choices and implementing small changes consistently, individuals can develop empowering habits that lead them closer to their goals and dreams.
The hosts conclude by expressing gratitude for the power of choice and affirming that it is in their hands to shape their lives according to their desires.
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