Over 80 And Living Out Loud


After being in Covid restrictions from the beginning of 2019, I think we all are ready to step out of the box we’ve been in and begin to live large. I don’t know about you but I want 2022 to be the beginning of my emerging from my cocoon to living out loud.

How can we do that? Well, I’ve thought about it and here is what we can do together to get back to our core selves this year in a more robust life changing way! Living large.

1. Overcome your fear.

Get out of your comfort zone. Don’t know how to overcome fear? Easy fix. Do the thing you’re afraid of.

2. Honor your word.

Do what you say you’re going to do. Don’t give false promises. Value your integrity and keep them.

3. Be kind to a stranger.

Pay them a compliment. It might just make their day a bit brighter. You will feel better, too.

4. Take 100% responsibility for your life.

If things aren’t working out in your favor, take note and ask yourself what is your part in it. Then when you change, your world will follow suit.

5. Learn to say “No.”

It’s okay to say ‘no’ to things you really don’t want to do. You will only wind up with resentment.

6. Know your own value.

There is something awesome and valuable about what you have to offer this world. Each of us has unique gifts. Use them!

7. Permission to make mistakes.

No one is perfect. Learn from your mistakes and move on!

8. Own your own opinion.

You matter. Your opinion matters. Don’t be afraid to speak your truth. It is truly powerful. Own it!

9. Focus on your strengths.

We all have weaknesses, but we also have our strengths. What do you do well? Work on those.

10. Practice living in gratitude.

If you start your day with gratitude and create a habit of it, in short order, your life will change.

11. Be authentic.

Thoreau said, “If I am not I, who will be?” Embrace who you are. There is only one of you and appreciate your talents and embrace who you are.

12. Be of service to others.

Look outside of yourself and be of service to others. We are all in this together. You would be surprised how you can make a difference.

13. Share the love.

Living out loud means loving out loud. Share the love and it will multiply. The more you love, the more love will come back to you.

14. Use co-creation to help you.

Embrace the Divine. Let your spiritual life morally guide you in life. You will never be alone.

15. March to the beat of your own drum.

Be true to who you are. Don’t follow the pack, but march and dance to the beat of your unique drum.

Maybe this is already a way of life for you.. But if not, try to think about living out loud. With practice, these steps just may change your life. Just start and see how if feels. Make the commitment and see where it goes.

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