If you haven’t heard of the “quarter life crisis” yet, you will soon be experiencing it. If you have experienced or are currently experiencing this life crisis, I know what you’re going through; and believe me it’s not fun at all. (Am I right or am I right?) For those of you who haven’t heard of this, I’ll give you a basic rundown: it’s that part of your life (mainly early to mid twenties, and early thirties) where you begin to question yourself. You question your future, your current relationship status, your friends etc. It’s the part of your life where you begin to doubt yourself the most. With all these questions, you become overwhelmed with the future and what’s to come. Simply put, you just freak out.
Personally I’ve gone through the “quarter life crisis” and will probably go through it constantly until I find some sort of stability in my life. The way to conquer this life crisis is a bit easier than you’d imagine. If you’re freaking out about the future, don’t fret; why not try internships, talking to people in your desired career, volunteer your time to potential places of interest for your career. You might have to go through a series of trials and errors to reach whatever it is you’re interested in, but I promise you it’s worth it. If you’re freaking out about your current relationship status, why not just stop thinking about the future and live in the moment. Enjoy being in a relationship, dating around or being single. Remember that sometimes the grass isn’t always greener on the other side!
Freaking out over friends? No problem! Try talking it out with one of them and they’ll help you distinguish the ‘true’ friends from the ‘fake’ ones. Just keep all the friends with negative energy out of your life and keep the ones with positive energy. You’ll thank yourself for that in the future. It’s always good to be surrounded by people who are a constant source of positivity, as it rubs off on you.
The “quarter life crisis” is fueled mostly be fear. Fear of the unknown, of the future and of the potentially wrong choices you could be making. But why not conquer this fear, embrace the unknown and take those ‘potentially wrong choices’ and turn them into a learning experience. Don’t allow yourself to be plagued by self-doubt and the negativity of others. Only you know what’s good for you, what interests you, so take that and use it to your advantage!
So there; the causes and cures for the “quarter life crisis” revealed. Hopefully this will have caused some of you to re-evaluate your life and choose only the positive things. This may have even been a source of comedy for those who have already undergone this life crisis and for those of you who have yet to come across this life crisis…best of luck.