Pulling Ourselves From Quarter Life Crisis
We are celebrating the International Happiness Day this March 20, 2015. This is United Nation’s way of encouraging people here in Singapore and around the world that happiness is a way of life. We should not let happiness dwindle because of our circumstances. What makes us happy? There are a lot of things here in Singapore that can make us happy if we only look closely.
However, not all people are happy now. Some are enduring quarter life crisis. Quarter life crisis is a feeling of discontentment, negativity and unhappiness – it is not pleasant. Things may look great on the surface but deep down inside, we are lost and unfulfilled. This will pull us to anxiety or worse, depression.
It is critical that we identify quarter life crisis and we learn how to pull ourselves from it. We have to realize that the only person that could pull us from quarter life crisis is ourselves. Getting our lives back on track is not easy but we should do it anyway. Here are some things that we can do to pull ourselves from quarter life crisis:
- Share your feelings: Not all people are open about what and how they feel but sometimes, this is the easiest and the most cathartic way to get rid of unpleasant feelings. There are many people that we can talk to – our parents, friends and loved ones. Expressing our feelings makes things more manageable. People around us will know what we are going through and they’ll understand.
- Spiritual healing: Spiritual healing is for everyone not just for the religious. When we are going through tough times, we pray. Praying or meditating will allow us to stay quiet and surrender everything to the higher power, the universe or whatever we believe in. Some think that this doesn’t make sense but sometimes we have to accept that there are things that we cannot control.
- Make a lot of plans: Plans are important because it can give you reason to look forward. When we are in quarter life crisis, we are thinking of our purpose or is there something in the future worth pursuing. Making lots of plans can help us set our perspective. Even if it sounds counterintuitive, we have to make plans anyway.
- See a therapist: It will be helpful if someone professional helps us get through everything. We need to figure out what we really want with our lives and the therapist might conclude everything. The therapist will ask the right questions leading to the right answers. There are many therapists here in Singapore that we can consider.