Do you feel like a late-bloomer?
Does it feel like you’re capable of much more in your life and feel that it’s too late to achieve more due to age or other circumstances?
If you consider yourself a late-bloomer, you’re in good company.
With the popularity of social media and celebrity culture, it can be easy to feel that countless women live seemingly perfect lives while feeling like you can’t achieve the same goals.
Feeling like life has passed you by can leave you wondering, “is it too late to glow up?”
Whether you aspire to be your best self professionally, physically, or even in your personal life, it’s not hard to understand why feeling lost at the prospect of overhauling essential areas of your life can seem complicated.
A late-bloomer glow up can seem unlikely.
Add in feeling like you’re too late, be it due to age or other circumstances, and the thought of glowing up seems downright impossible. And, please note, you don’t have to be “old” for this feeling to apply to you (quarter and mid-life life crisis, anyone?).
But luckily, there is proof that it is indeed never too late to glow up.
Countless women start from wherever they are in life and make the desired changes to overhaul their lives virtually every day. The great news about this is that it doesn’t take a team of people to help you to transform any part of your life at any point.
Keep reading for ways to learn about how to achieve a late-bloomer glow up.
A glow up is the practice of transforming an area of your life, often your looks, to the best version that it could be.
Glowing up is like giving yourself the ultimate makeover.
While glowing up most commonly refers to someone’s appearance, the practice can apply to any area of life, including career, finances, emotions, love life, goals, and more.
Contrary to popular belief, glowing up does not automatically entail spending large amounts of money, invasive procedures, or incorporating unreachable or unknown practices into your life.
The most effective type of glow up stems from people using efficient goal-setting, habit-building, and strategies to implement the necessary alterations they need to make in their lives to see huge improvements.
So, is your ability to glow dependent on your age?
If you’ve asked yourself this question, take comfort that the answer is a resounding “no.” There is nothing to prevent women from glowing up at any age.
Similarly, life circumstances, like having a family or wanting to make changes to your professional life years into your current career, also have no bearing on your ability to glow up at any time if you so choose.
Whether you’re looking to upgrade your physical appearance or level up professionally, having a late-bloomer glow up is attainable. Scores of successful women have done it at varying ages and life stages.
Don’t believe me? Check out this list of women below who had glowed up later in life.
Now that we’ve established that it’s possible to achieve success and glow up at any age, you may be questioning where to start and how to accomplish the late-bloomer glow up that you desire.
It’s a no-brainer, but it’s essential for you first to determine what area of your life in which you’d like to glow up before you set about making changes.
Need help with where to start? The suggestions below provide general guidelines for going about three familiar glow up categories: Physical, Professional, and Financial.
Making changes to your physical appearance is one of the most common manifestations of a glow up. If your goal is to make changes to your looks, it’s critical to figure out what exactly you want to change or makeover.
If you’re feeling stale or stuck in your current work life, a professional glow up is likely what you’re seeking. The following are just a few alterations that you can make to glow up your career.
Financial status is another common area of life in which people desire a massive change, and there are countless ways to glow up your finances.
Often, once we stop to think about what changes we desire, we discover that making subtle tweaks or devising an actual plan may be all we need to achieve the adjustments we’re interested in.
No matter type of transition you plan to make, understand that countless women who had a late-bloomer glow up and successfully made changes in nearly every area of life at virtually every life stage precede you.
Ever heard the phrase, “Don’t compare yourself in your first year to someone in their fifth year?” It’s true!
It may not appear to be the case, but you don’t know where other people are in their journey. If you’re starting, or even if you aren’t, you can’t compare yourself to someone else because you are an entirely different person.
However, on the positive side, other people’s success is proof that what you desire to achieve is accomplishable.
To achieve your late-bloomer glow up, setting goals for yourself is essential. However, these goals must be custom-made for you and your circumstances.
For example, suppose you intend to lose weight, and you have a full-time job in addition to other responsibilities. In that case, it may be unrealistic to commit to working out an hour a day, seven days per week initially.
Instead, be realistic with yourself and set goals tailored to your life and what you can realistically accomplish.
The only way to accomplish your glow up goals is to get serious about them.
To solidify what you’re setting out to do, consider writing them down in a planner or journal as written goals are proven to be more successful.
Further, commit to your goals by telling family and friends what you plan to do or obtain an accountability partner to keep yourself focused on achieving your goals.
While it can feel tempting to do so, try not to change everything at once. Instead, pace yourself as you strive to achieve your newfound goals.
Start with a single new habit to start and spend time, like a few days to a few weeks, cultivating this habit until it’s solid. Once this first habit is in place, work on incorporating the next practice into your life.
Taking incremental steps helps solidify your habits and makes your glow up even more likely.
If you’re a late-bloomer and want to make a massive change in any area of your life, know that it’s possible!
Rather than looking at the success of others and getting discouraged because we feel unable to attain similar victories due to life circumstances or age, it’s imperative to understand that a late-bloomer glow up is achievable any time.
Instead, look at the achievements of others as a form of inspiration and confirmation that the changes you seek are possible to accomplish.
By implementing effective strategies and staying steadfast in your endeavors, success and goals are achievable regardless of age or life stage, and that’s great news for us all!
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