Following on from the last blog ‘Is THIS it?’, let’s begin by finding out about your current lifestyle and how you feel about yourself. I have devised a quiz called ‘What’s age got to do with it?’ Why not have a go then we can work together on some ideas to improve your scores.
1. How much ‘me time’ do you take per week, on average?
A. More than 5 hours per week
B. Between 1 and 4 hours per week
2. When was the last time you had exciting and passionate sex?
A. This week
B. In the last 6 months
C. Can’t remember!
3. Last time you looked at your partner did you:
A. Feel blissfully in love
B. Wonder what happened?
C. Feel completely trapped
4. Would you consider cosmetic surgery?
a. No, I don’t need it
c. Definitely, if I could afford it
5. When you look in the mirror do you:
A. Feel happy with what you see
B. Know there’s some work to be done
C. Ban all mirrors in the house!
6. How often do you exercise?
A. More than once a week
B. A couple of times a month
7. Do you have goals for the future that stretch you?
A. Yes, I’m very focused
B. I have a few
C. I don’t have any goals
8. Are you on track with your career?
B. Used to be
C. I’ve given up and am coasting to retirement
9. Is your work aligned with your core talents?
A. Yes, I love my work
B. Not really, but it pays the bills
C. No, my talents are totally wasted
10. Are you continually competing with younger women at work?
A. Yes, and I win!
C. All the time
11. How do you feel most of the time?
a. Energised and happy
b. Could be better
c. Pretty depressed
12. Do you believe that the best is yet to come?
A. Of course
B. Convince me
C. You must be kidding …
Now, add up the number of As, Bs and Cs, and find out what your choices suggest about you.
Mostly As: Congratulations! You are well on the way to breaking through to a new you, and I’ll show you how your life can get even better.
Mostly Bs: Your life doesn’t matter enough right now, does it? You are probably feeling pretty stuck and unfulfilled. It’s time to work out what you really want to do with the rest of your life. I’ll help you develop some ideas to do just that.
Mostly Cs: You’ve really bought into the media hype, haven’t you? You believe it’s too late to change. Be brave and dare to explore the possibilities of something different. I’ll show you how.