Personality evolves as age grows of a person. Time and age pass by and bring continuous changes, challenges, and experiences in a person’s life. It is easy to swallow the pill at one time and other time, it sticks to your breathing pipe and feels that everything is choked. This is life, with its controllable and uncontrollable aspects, it defines and defeats us. A midlife crisis is one of the transformative phases of our life. Often, we experience, beyond our control, a range of thoughts, emotions, and physical changes that can be transformative, terrifying, or sometimes a bit of both.
As some say, life is a difficult journey, it gives us an unpredictable pathway. But there are some signs that would help to easily identify what would be coming ahead. We hope it will be an overwhelmingly-positive experience for you.
10 potential transformations of a midlife crisis:
1. Health anxiety
With passing years, we get more health conscious, and stay attentive to health related problems. We research more about wellness of our body and so, we make a routine that is well-thought out and logically acceptable.
2. Comparison with our peers
At this stage, we are highly considering and comparing our lives with life of our peers. The contrast and compassion are two aspects that have more weight when we determine career accomplishments, financial achievements, and other measures of success.
3. Ideal body shape becomes an obsession
A midlife crisis establishes a strong desire to stay in an ideal body shape. If we are not in good body shape at this age then something should be done to getting into one. This stage of life also makes us thinking into something about physical transition.
4. Enlightened self-worth
While comparisons are being made with others around in our life, we also put thought into measuring our expectations. Have we reached to our true potential? Have expectations been met? Many questions help us to draw catharsis of our life.
5. Mental peace over career
We don’t question much at this point to quit our job, even if it is a good one. Preference shifts from career to mental peace. We begin to ponder over and again if we could just focus on enjoying later years of our life or keep on doing what you are already doing from many years.
6. Symptoms of depression
Depression rarely occurs in middle-aged years but a series of unfortunate events can result in depression or similar symptoms.
7. Changed purpose of life
After years of continuous work and focusing on other people, finally, we get time to think about the actual purpose of life. Time is not going to stop so does the age and that means death is close. Till now, what we have done for the satisfaction of our self. We contemplate on life and death issues.
People struggle to find a perspective to see things differently and bring transitions that will satisfy their inside. For many years, they have lost tracks, got hurt, and went through life-assessments, now they will finally get their answers.
A midlife crisis is not to live about negative thoughts rather it is time to search enlightenment and illuminate your soul.
Cultivate and appreciate the moments in your life because you will not get another chance to live these moments again.