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Is mid-life crisis for real?

Published Mar 21, 2019, 3:43 pm IST
Updated Mar 21, 2019, 4:28 pm IST
Master the art of turning crisis into wisdom and intelligence.
We sometimes subconsciously undermine our own ability to avoid possibilities of failures. (Photo: Representational/Pixabay)
 We sometimes subconsciously undermine our own ability to avoid possibilities of failures. (Photo: Representational/Pixabay)

Mumbai: Midlife crisis is a catastrophe. The occurrence of midlife crisis, also termed as psychological crisis in which a transition of identity and self-confidence takes place. When a person confronts various drastic changes in their current lifestyle, brought by certain episodes in life.

This looming phenomenon occurs mostly in the midpoint of human lifespan ideally around 30 to 50 of age. According to a recent survey, men and women during their midlife suffers the most traumatic events. There are many grounds of disappointment in life and if it occurs in midlife, then you are facing “Midlife Crisis”.


Midlife crisis examples/symptoms:

Disturbing Mental Health:

Self-Sabotage behaviours can make us encounter massive level of depression or anxiety due to failure or having a fear of facing failures in life. We subconsciously undermine our own ability to avoid possibilities of failures. This can also lead us to face big disappointments in midlife.

Emotional Crises:

Emotion or behavioural disorder or emotional distress that occurs with the onset of adolescence or due to some biological disorder.   

Life in Auto-pilot Mode:

There are times when you put yourself into an auto-pilot mode throughout your life due to low self-esteem and low self-confidence.

•Drastic changes in habits and impulsive decision making.

•Shifting to sleep habits, due to depression

•Suicidal thoughts

•If you find yourself spacing out performing any task


•Less productivity

Difficult to Bounce Back to Resilience: Facing difficulties to bounce back from the disappointments, traumatic and painful events occurred before midlife. 

•Difficult to overcome the death of loved one’s

•Dealing with divorce or break-up

•Sold your favourite car or flat due to financial losses.

•Wife/husbands having extramarital affairs


•Lack of good funding in child’s education

•Loss of job

How to turn Midlife Crisis into Wisdom

Person can always turn their life from crises to opportunities and intelligence. Let us see how to combat the crisis

•Try solving bit-by bit – chart out your problems and address it one by one with careful consideration and determination. 

•Declutter negative/unwanted thoughts – unnecessary thoughts are just waste of time. Embrace yourself with positive approach and attitude in life, helps you stops dwelling into vague fear and refocus on your task.

•Designing a positive affirmation is a powerful tool can be used in different ways. As soon as you get a negative though, you might say an affirmation to make you feel strong. Affirmations can also be recited standing in front of the mirror, looking at yourself.

•Write it and destroy it: if you’re negative thoughts are linked with specific strong emotions like fear, sadness etc. Jot it down in a piece of paper and burn it.

•Holistic approach to life: holistic approach heals your psychological issues with natural remedies. Practice meditation and yoga which helps balancing 7 chakras in your body to rejuvenate yourself as whole.

•Comfort zone: dare to become adventurous! Yes explore new things in life, move out from your comfort level, create new goals, try new activities and enhance a base of knowledge. It’s never too late to adopt fresh creative things in life.

•Talk and motivate yourself: The best is always to get an experts advice by – midlife coach or a lifestyle coach.

•Think Wise: major decision in life for marriages, relationships, divorce, funding, investment planning, parenting, career planning and opportunities should be taken with a quite careful consideration.

 *Disclaimer: This article has been contributed by Vaibhav Datar, Midlife Coach and Author of Bestseller Simplify your Life. The opinions expressed within this article are the personal opinions of the author. The facts and opinions appearing in the article do not reflect the views of Deccan Chronicle, and Deccan Chronicle does not assume any responsibility or liability for the same.