I'd like to share with you the best way to deal with a mid-life crisis.
So have you been questioning the direction of your life lately?
Most people do this when they've just had a birthday, or a new year has begun, or something has happened lately, making you reflect on what you've done with your life and where you're heading.
At the most basic level, questioning the direction of your life simply means you need a change.
But if a massive change is needed then many people call this a "mid-life crisis". But what is a mid-life crisis anyway?
What Is A Mid-Life Crisis?
The mid-life crisis definition from Wikipedia is "a psychological crisis brought about by events that highlight a person's growing age and possible shortcomings of accomplishments in life. This may produce feelings of anxiety or the desire to make drastic changes to current lifestyle."
Having said that though, a mid-life crisis is a good thing!
It's a wake-up call that can become a turning point or a massive shift in your life for the better.
So why does it happen?
Usually, a mid-life crisis in men or a mid-life crisis in women happens because you're not happy or you feel unfulfilled with where you are in life.
And often, it comes as a feeling of intuition or a gut instinct that you're not in the place you know you should be.
It's that tiny voice inside you that's calling out to get you back on track for your life's purpose. And it's saying you have a values conflict, which is when you are not doing what you're meant to be doing.
You're not using your gifts, your knowledge, or your experience to follow your calling. You're not doing the things that you're passionate about. You're not spending enough time with the people or family you care about the most.
How To Deal With A Mid-Life Crisis
So how do you deal with a mid-life crisis and get your life back on track?
The main thing you need to do is stop and listen to what your intuition or instinct is trying to tell you. Then, ask yourself this one simple question.
"What's attempting to emerge in my life?"
Is it more time with family and friends? Is it doing something more enjoyable? Is it quitting that job you hate and following your passion? Is it getting fit? Is it going on more holidays? Is it needing more money for retirement?
It could be any number of things that are calling out to you. Write them down.
Next, take all those things you wrote down, and rank them in order of priority, with the most important one at the top.
Doing this exercise can be a real eye-opener for many people. Quite often, we know deep down inside that we want to be doing something different, or we want something more from life.
But until you actually stop to REALLY think about what you want and then write it down in order of priority, you can never really identify what's truly important to you.
In 1854 American philosopher and poet Henry David Thoreau wrote...
"The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation."
And this is still true today for both men and women.
The good news is, the answer to turning your life around is relatively simple...
Do more of what inspires and motivates you and less of what you don't enjoy.
If you want to look and feel young again, start cycling or walking for 20-30 minutes each morning. It only takes a few days in a row to get into a rhythm, and you begin to feel the benefits almost instantly.
If you need more money, start a business on the side doing what you truly love. Then, after a time, you can transition from your job to your business full time.
If you want to spend more time with your family, see if you can work from home a few days a week.
If you want to learn a language or new skill, take an online course, or attend some night-time classes.
The important thing is that you start to listen more to what your intuition and instincts are trying to tell you.
Information and professional guidance are so readily available these days that there's never been a better time in the history of mankind to do more of what you love doing.
So take the next few minutes to ask yourself what it is that you really want to do with your life, and then go and make it happen!
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