If you’ve achieved all your goals before 25th years old, congratulations, you are classified for extremely rare human beings; it’s reasonable to have some anxiety about the first quarter of life and to wonder what’s in store for the future.
A quarter-life crisis is a period of life ranging from the twenties to thirties, in which a person begins to feel doubtful about their own lives due to stress associated with the transition to adulthood.
The quarter-life crisis has become almost inevitable, but the good news is that it’s also very survivable. Among people between the ages of 25 and 33, 75 percent report experiencing a quarter-life crisis, defined broadly as a feeling of uncertainty about current jobs, relationships, or financial or living situations. Also, according to research from LinkedIn, the average quarter-life crisis lasts at least 11 months. That’s an average, which means yours could very well last longer.
Maybe you’ve spent the last few years working a job that makes it hard to save money, and you’re wondering if all of that sweat equity has been a waste. Maybe you can barely pay the rent from month to month, and you find the prospect of property ownership ridiculously out of reach. Perhaps you can’t hold down a long-term relationship or don’t want to — despite all the save-the-dates stuck on your fridge featuring happy couples who look like they have it all.
No matter what form your quarter-life crisis takes, these strategies can help you overcome it and even grow from it.
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