While you might feel disheartened to get back to your routine, don't forget that humans are generally creatures of habit, so this can be a good thing for your mental wellbeing. Try to make sure you're doing a decent amount of the things you enjoy that are also a part of your daily schedule, whether that's exercising, cooking, or working on a new project for the house. It's all too easy to focus on what we don't like about a situation, rather than what we appreciate. So the next time you catch yourself feeling gloomy about the return to normalcy, try to spin your thought into a positive one.
ThirdAge.com spoke with Suzanne Braun Levine, the author of the recently published book, "How We Love Now: Sex and the New Intimacy in Second Adulthood." Suzanne, a longtime friend, and the author of several books on the midlife experiences, shared with us her astute thoughts about love and romance at this stage of life.
How does our view of love change in midlife?
"One of the most important things," Suzanne said, "is that we are loving from a different point of view, a point of view of increased self-confidence and self-awareness. Many of us before our fifties were not very good at being able to say no. I know I wasn't and so instead of saying no I would come up with a wily scheme to avoid doing something I didn't want to do. But now I -and many women-are able to say no, and when you are able to do that you change the terms of attraction and the realities of your relationships.Read More »from How Midlife Changes Our View of Love