How to Survive a Midlife Crisis

You are used to the fine things in life and live in some pattern, a routine and balanced way of life. Everything is in perfect order with career, family, health or whatever. And suddenly the balance was tilted against your favor, a health issue, a divorce, a financial catastrophe, an accident, etc. The tilt was so hard, that you think you are now in a midlife crisis situation.

These may sound familiar to many, including me, who went through the so-called midlife crisis. But now I believe there is no such thing. Here is what happened: we became so comfortable in our life that the thought of having some major event working against our favor is somewhat unthinkable. And when that happened, we thought it as a great big issue when it should not.

Life is a continuing cycle of ups and downs. You will never be always on top and neither will you always be at the bottom. Problems will always be coming our way. When you solved one, here comes another. And unless you can resolve an issue, it will always go back to you (maybe in another form) until you learned the lesson.

How will we go through this thing called Midlife Crisis?

Always remember that when you are down, there is no other way but up. And when you are up, there is no other way but down. People are not prepared mentally, emotionally, financially and spiritually to deal with a crisis situation that is why it becomes a big issue. If you know how the universe works, you will welcome the sudden changes in life.

Change in the only thing permanent in this world and it can be waiting just around the corner. Like a thief in the night, life-changing events come as surprise most of the time.

Problems, however, are opportunities for us to show our mettle. It is there to give us a chance to shine. After solving them, we become stronger persons. Have you ever noticed that the most successful people are the ones who lived a challenged life growing up? Why? Probably because they were too problem-riddled that they became so good at it early on in life that they carried with them that problem-solving skill in life.

Never ever accept that you are in a midlife crisis situation. The bad thing is always temporary. Just like spending Christmas broke, it will be all over by January.

Have a Simple and Better Life

Anton Fontel

What really matters in this world is “what you want” and “what makes you happy.” All the rest are either secondary or unimportant. Your happiness is the prime concern so your stay in this world is as close as possible to Heaven.