A midlife crisis is described as ‘a transition of identity and self-confidence that can occur in middle-aged individuals, typically 45–64 years old’.
For me personally, i am 48 and i certainly fit into this bracket – and have done for 2-3 years now.
I have never felt the need to buy a new sports car to make me feel younger – but for someone else that may help.
For me, it also meant drastic changes in my habits i.e. more mood swings and drinking slightly more – due to business stress and my home life etc.
Similarly, my midlife crisis has led to impulsive decision making, such as spending money i didn’t really have to make myself feel better.
I also took a turn for the worse physically, my sleeping pattern was affected and my fitness levels took a hit – all due to a lack of sleep and poor nutrition etc.
This phase did not lead to me being obsessed with my appearance, but it could for others i.e. suddenly realising you have more wrinkles, a few extra pounds and grey hair etc.
I also disconnected from some of my old friends, as i moved on from those that i felt remained motionless. Feeling tied down to those closer to you, is also common around this age group.
So, do you feel that your current life is similar to any of the above?