If you find yourself buying a sports car, signing up for a new tattoo or wearing clothes that match your teenager, you may find yourself in the midst of a midlife crisis. One day, you are immortal with your whole life ahead of you and the next, you feel like the end of your life is fast approaching and you’re getting older. It’s enough to send anyone into a panic, really. Surviving a midlife crisis is not easy and just the words alone can raise anxiety.
Losing your mojo in the middle of your life can send you into a downward spiral of new motorbikes and Botox sessions. It’s the time where you realize that actually, your life is finite, and your time here is limited and that can be very scary. The realisation of your own mortality alongside the realities of empty nest syndrome and possibly divorce, is very hard to overcome. So, instead we overcompensate. We try to recapture our youth. We try to make ourselves look and feel younger by stepping it up in the gym and turning to clean eating to make us feel like we can extend our lives. We invest in Tongkat Ali extract to pull back our libido from the edge. We each react in different ways to this stage of life and it’s not how we react that counts, but how we move forward.
Instead of looking at the middle of your life as a time for panic and the right time for plastic surgery, you should look upon it as a wakeup call. Look how far you’ve come, the age you’ve reached, and look at the things that you’ve achieved. There is more life behind you than there is ahead, that much is true, but that doesn’t mean it’s the end of your life. Do you want to hold onto your youth, the time of your life that you have grown away from, or do you want to grab the future with both hands and live it to the fullest?
You don’t have to descend into panic and fear just because middle age has hit you. The quickest way you can age is by being miserable and holding onto regrets. Dealing with a midlife crisis doesn’t have to be difficult and there are many ways to do it:
- Face it. You cannot run away from it, you’re middle aged. It doesn’t mean you have to lose your mojo or your libido, or your continence. It just means you’re far more experienced at life than you were last week.
- Be positive. Asking yourself what you want to change or achieve for the decade ahead is important. You need to know exactly what to expect from yourself, even if you cannot predict the future.
- Stay active. Don’t hide away and go into a hole. You need to look at what’s to come and embrace it. Make changes if you like, but make sure that they are relevant and will suit your life.
The middle of your life doesn’t have to be a crisis. Open your arms and welcome the change.