My Bridget Jones Guide to Life!

December is here! Yes, Christmas is on its way, and Bridget will undoubtedly be back on TV during the Christmas Holidays! So make sure you catch up with Bridget this Christmas! To the greatest despair of my husband, I won't miss her! There are some movies you just don't care watching over and over again, and for me, this is one of them!

The Romance, the silliness, the bastard boyfriend. A movie that doesn't require much thinking, for those evenings, winding out, snuggling up under the cover on the sofa. You can watch all three of them in one afternoon, just doing nothing!

Bridget is a great role model, I love her and you should too.  She can teach you a few life lessons towards embracing yourself and make the most of your time! Here are some of experiences from the Bridget Jones' guide to life.

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1. She isn't afraid of ridicule

Probably not, she jumps into every situation will all her heart, enjoying every bit of it. She's very spontaneous and often has an aftermath of feeling ridicule, but at least she did it! As women, we tend to be scared to look dumb, but hey who gives a s...! Now is the time in your life not to care about looking stupid. Did you hear me? Yes!

You will have some days trying new things where you will feel completely out of your comfort zone and may realise you've made a mistake, "this isn't you, why did you even start it?" The "I look so stupid" moment? But what the heck! At other times you will feel proud trying, so joyful and happy that you stuck with your ideas.

So for 2018 try whatever makes you tick. Next year make your motto to devote more time for yourself. What would you love to try then? Go to Spanish class or Flamenco lessons, learning to cook or code? One word, please stick to it, don't even think of quitting after two months. Book a weekly meeting with your Spanish class on your calendar for next year and let me know how you are getting along!

2. She's taking risks

Quitting a job is never an easy decision but working for an a....... neither! She isn't waiting for someone to discover or save her! She goes for it, applies for jobs, tries her luck going through numerous interviews. If you're after a lucky escape from your job or relationship, the secret is to plan for it. Understanding what you want from your next job, speak around, connect via network meetings. It might not happen overnight, knowing precisely what you want to will  help you move in the right direction. Start planning now!

3. She isn't acting her age

Who said you have to become invisible past 45! I'm glad significant changes are upon us women in their late 40s and over. I'm not ready to step down, and neither are you I hope. Your quest should be to step up to who you are and reaching the next stages of your life. You want to continue learning, being moved by beauty, letting your true self out in full bloom. Trust me this is just the beginning, and freedom is upon you that's the privilege of being older!

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