Having a Quarter-Life Crisis? Read this Post
We go through school and hit the same milestones. We transition into high school, go to school dances, and get our driving license. Then we graduate, and either head to college or out into the real world.
But once we hit our mid-twenties, our core group of friends are no longer all in the same life stages. While this was a settled period of contentment for our parents, it’s a much more difficult time for millennials- many of whom are dealing with a quarter-life crisis.
Social media doesn’t make it any easier. If you’re single the constant engagement and baby announcements can make you feel anxious- even if you’re not ready to settle down yet yourself.
Here are a few ways you can get through your quarter-life crisis:
Understand that this is normal
If you speak to your closest friends, you’re likely to find that many of them are experiencing the same problems. While you may bemoan your current single status, your friend could be in a steady relationship with someone who makes you give them the side eye. While you’re bemoaning your boring job and wishing you were travelling, another friend may be barely affording mango and sticky rice in Thailand (although their Instagram will lie).
It’s important to recognise that these feelings are almost inevitable. And you’re not the “lost child” in a circle of friends who have it all figured it out. Countless other people are making it through this time, and you will too.
Get some answers
Whether you believe that there’s “something out there” or not, getting in touch with a psychic or numerologist could give you some of the answers you’re looking for. In fact, you can even get a free numerology report, which can give you some guidance if you’re on the cusp of a big decision or trying to figure out what you want to do with your life in the short or long term.
Work on yourself
Often, it’s not the situation that we’re in that’s the problem. It’s how we react to that situation that causes so much stress. That’s why it’s important to work on your emotional intelligence. This helps you build resilience and lets you react to the way you’re feeling without completely losing control. Consider starting a journal so you can put these thoughts on paper. Write about the way you feel, and then read it back and pretend that a stranger wrote it. This will give you some perspective, and you’ll see that your life isn’t really so bad.