The quarter-life crisis commonly occurs in one’s life between their early twenties up to their mid-thirties. Quarter-life crisis differs from one person to the other, and is defined by clinical psychologist Alex Fowke as “a period of insecurity, doubt and disappointment surrounding your career, relationships and financial situation”.
This age bracket is considered as the moment in someone’s life that you have lots of fun and have minimal responsibilities. At the same time, it’s the age where one tries to find a clear path to take in life. Apart from those signs there are a lot of changes and feelings of emotional imbalance that one may experience.
1. Intense soul searching
If one is in a relationship, you may find it unsatisfying. Craving affection and attention from someone who isn’t your partner. This may be caused by the fact that you either no longer see a future with your partner or you just bored since your relationship lacks the spark it once had.
2. Lack of motivation
During this age, people are always full of life and energy. You find yourself avoiding things that used to excite you. Instead of enjoying what the world has to offer you during this period, you simply hide from it.
3. Job searching
Most people have big dreams when it comes to their careers. They crave jobs that not only meets their financial needs but also excites them. One may frequently change jobs to try and find something that is worth their energy and time.
All of a sudden you find yourself incapable of making tiny decisions. When you are faced with a major problem that requires well-thought-out solutions, you hit a wall. Simple decisions such as what to put on become a major problem.
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Millennials in the 21st century are fast approaching their quarter-life crisis. It’s a common feeling across the board and very normal to undergo this form of crisis. If you feel overwhelmed by it, you can visit a therapist or any professional help to assist you during this period.