5 Steps for Dealing with a Midlife Crisis

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Welcome to my mid-life crisis.

For the last six months, I’ve been in the throes of a major midlife crisis, but in the last month, the fog of depression and self-deprecation has started to lift. It’s still a battle, but at least I don’t wake up every day feeling like my life has ended now that I’ve hit my mid-forties. When I do feel myself slipping backwards though, I follow these steps:

  1. Admit you are having a midlife crisis! The first step to recovery is admitting you have a problem, right? Quit thinking it’s just a little funk that will pass, or that you are having a few bad days in a row. Realize that you’re halfway or more through your life and that you have not where you thought you would be. Admit that all the confidence and cockiness as a twenty- and thirty-something has completely disappeared.

If you are not feeling better after completing step five, then repeat the cycle again until it works. And I’ll bet that, when the whole process is done and you’re finally on your way to making your life what you think it should be, it will be better than ever. Aging is not always fun, but one of the great things that comes with it is a sense of being more true to yourself and following your heart in a way that is much more genuine than when you were a cocky, yet really quite stupid, twenty year old.

Originally published on LoisTemplin.com.

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