Midlife crisis is basically a point in your life where you feel the crisis of identity and self worth. You start questioning your existence, you feel lack of confidence. Mostly, it happens in your late 30s because at this age, you look at everything and think, ‘Is this it?’
You are not sure whether whatever you have at this point of time, is what you are supposed to have or not. It is not necessary that you go through midlife crisis at a certain age; you can go through a midlife crisis at any point of your life.
Indeed life is a difficult road to travel. From your very first day on this planet earth to the very last of it, you go through a lot. Happiness, sorrows, successes, failures and many other things that you experience throughout lifetime, make you what you are today.
You rise, you fall, you succeed, you fail, you win, and you lose and so on. You are very well aware of the fact that you cannot control any of it, yet when you start to acknowledge it, it becomes midlife crisis. Not understanding the fact that certain things are not your control can land you in midlife crisis.
However, not many people are aware of the fact that they are going through midlife crisis. Here are some signs of a midlife crisis.
You begin to compare yourself and your achievements to your friends’. You think that your friends are living a better life, they have a better career, and their achievements are much greater than yours and so on. You are not fully aware of your friends’ status and situations but still you just believe that they are at a better position than you. This thing entirely makes you feel inferior to other people.
You think that the career path that you chose in the first place is not right for you. You wish to rethink your career pursuits even if you are in a good paying job. Many people quit their jobs and start with a business or a different career altogether, because they think that this is what they are supposed to do. If any day you think that you have not chosen the right career path, instead of taking any step, just think for a while, think of the accolades this job has brought you.
You wish to pursue your dreams. Pursuing your passion is not a bad thing but just because you have reached a certain age group, you don’t have to panic. There is no age of pursuing your dreams or passions. You love to travel, just go out and travel. Want to learn an instrument? Do it. It’s not late. If you are still alive, you have time.
All of sudden, the purpose of life starts bugging you. You question your existence. You want to know whether this is it, or there’s more to come. You start making it all very complex for you. Before you start taking actions on your sudden emerging questions about life, know that if you are here, you are supposed to be here.
You all need to understand that whatever happens today is not in your control. Panicking over it because you have reached a certain age is not of any use.
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