Are you over 40 and feeling stuck? You’re not alone! That’s because, according to psychologists, many women experience 5 common limiting beliefs at this stage in their lives. These beliefs can keep us from reaching our full potential and achieving our goals. In this blog post, we will look at these limiting beliefs and discuss how to overcome them.
Limiting Belief #1 – We Are Not Good Enough
We may feel like we are not smart enough, pretty enough, or thin enough. We may compare ourselves to other women and think that they have it all together while we are struggling.
Believing we are “not enough” is very common and can keep us from striving to reach our goals. It can also stop us from trying new things or challenging ourselves.
Limiting Belief #2 – It’s Too Late
Society loves to tell us that our best years are behind us once we reach 40. And it’s not just society telling us – we often tell ourselves this too! We may think that we have missed our chance to have a successful career, get married, have children, start our own business, learn to dance, or whatever our heart desires.
We may feel we are too old to make a difference in the world, or that because we are older, our worth is less. This can lead to insecurity and low self-esteem, or a feeling of hopelessness and “what’s the point?”.
Limiting Belief #3 – We Will Never Achieve Our Full Potential
Maybe we look at our life as it is now and realise we are not where we thought we would be at this age. Or we still have a lot we want to achieve in life but are now sure how we will be able to do it all. Perhaps we think we have not performed as well as we hoped so far in life, so why should the future be any different? This can lead to feelings of despair or anxiety.
Limiting Belief #4 – We Are Not Worthy Of Love
We may feel like we are not good enough to be loved by others. Or indeed by ourselves. Perhaps we do not currently have a partner, or we do but they are not meeting our needs as we would like. Or some of us would like to have more friends or closer connections with the ones we do have.
Limiting Belief #5 – We Don’t Deserve To Be Happy
There are many reasons why people might not feel deserving of happiness. For some, it might be a case of self-esteem issues, making us think we’re not good enough to be happy. Others may feel that they have done something bad in their past which means they don’t deserve to be happy now. And for others still, it might simply be a case of having been conditioned to think that happiness is something that only certain people are allowed to experience.
These are just a few of the common limiting beliefs that women over 40 experience. Obviously, there are many others that can show up in our lives in many different ways.
If you are struggling with any of these beliefs, remember that you are not alone.
These beliefs are common, but they do not have to define you. It’s easy to believe that our limitations are set in stone, but this is not true. A powerful way to overcome limiting beliefs is by using Emotional Freedom Techniques (often called EFT or Tapping), a technique that uses acupressure points and visualisation to release negative emotions and thoughts. Tapping can help you to identify, address and eliminate the beliefs that are holding you back, and it can also help you to develop a more positive mindset so you can approach the next stage of your life with confidence.
I’d love to support you on the journey to removing the blocks that have been holding you back for so long. If you’d like to find out more about how you can work with me, please send me a message or book a free discovery call at this link.
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