Preparing for the Empty Nest is highly recommended.
Start preparing before the kids leave!
Thinking that your kids will never leave you and encouraging them to stay a little while longer is not the way to go. Remember you have been their parent for a long time and it’s time for you to be YOU – and for them to let go and become the adult they want to be.. It is your time to have some fun and live your life full out.
Unless you have Quintuplets who are all getting ready to leave at the same time, most people have a few years to prepare for the empty nest.
You must not go into denial about the fact that your kids leaving….they will go at some point in their lives. It is up to you to decide what you are going to do about it. Trust me when I say that you really do not want your kids to be living with you when they are in their 30′s and 40′s.
We all have one life to live (that we are fully aware of) so who benefits from not living it to the full?
The best way to prepare yourself for when the kids leave is to rediscover the things that you were passionate about before your life was consumed by all things ‘parenting’ and live your live on purpose with passion!
Finding your passion will change your life and you will become unstoppable and totally awesome.
There will be nothing for you to worry about – your kids will love you more, in fact everyone will love you more. – guaranteed.
So, I hear you saying now….how do I find out what I am passionate about????
There are a number of ways to find your passion.
I recommend a free online test created by a couple – Janet and Chris Attwood – and I encourage you to take the passion test right now then go back to it in a couple of months and do it again!
Think of all the successful happy and focused people you know and take note of what it is the they all have in common – THEY ARE ALL LIVING FULL LIVES AND ARE PASSIONATE ABOUT WHAT THEY ARE DOING.
Find your passion and the empty nest syndrome will be something you will never think about again.
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