The Quarter Life Crisis
Is it possible to have an existential crisis at 25? Yes. It’s totally normal.
75-86% percent of us will experience a quarter-life existential “crisis”. It’s not a matter of if – it’s a matter of when.
Let’s say that your quarter-life crisis will happen roughly during your mid-20’s into your early 30’s. You are getting out of college. Or having your first kid. Or rushing into marriage. What does it feel like to be dealing with a full on existential crisis in the middle of trying to survive?
It feels like a crushing non-stop headache. The insecurities, anxieties, confusion, loneliness, and even depression can be relentless.
The good news though is that you are in great company. Because most of us will go through it, we can support each other. How you get through your quarter-life crisis depends on your perspective, your support team, and your ability to think big!
You can use your quarter-life crisis to take your life to the next level. Here’s our take on how you can get yourself through the quarter-life crisis as smoothly as possible.
1) Increase your positive social supports. Surround yourself with people who inspire you, motivate you, and encourage you to become your best self.
2) Get comfortable asking the big questions, such as, “Who am I? What do I love to do? What are the things that light me up and make me excited to share?”
3) Learn about healthy boundaries. Question everything and everyone that prevent you from growing, learning, and changing.
4) Childhood issues. Those creep up quickly in adulthood. Sort it out in therapy. Develop your self-awareness so that you can start to acknowledge your unresolved issues leading to stress and anxiety.
5) Learn skills such as interdependence (not codependence), assertive communication, building healthy boundaries, increasing your self-esteem, coping skills for success, and improving your emotional intelligence. These are quick ways to boost your self-esteem, your relationships, and your life.
6) Focus on learning. Get into daily habits such as learning new skills, reading books, and talking with people who are educated and knowledgeable.
7) Get fit. Start walking, playing sports, going to strength-training. Stay active!
8) Put yourself first. Self-care is not selfish.
9) Share. Start focusing on your passion and your values so that you can contribute your talents to your community.
10) Stay curious. Stay open-minded. Stay constructive. And question everything.
There you go! Those are ten pieces of advice to survive and thrive through “the quarter-life crisis”.
If you have any questions or comments, feel free to email and share your tips, words of wisdom, and stories with us.
Remember, you’ve got this & keep up the good work!
The Wellbe To Go Team
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