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Prepare For The Worst: How To Deal With A Mid-Career Crisis

Don’t panic! There’s always a way out!

We have all been there and if you have not, you are one of the lucky ones. Almost everyone faces a mid-career crisis at least once in their lifetime. We are well versed in how to deal with a mid-life crisis, but nobody really talks about how to deal with a mid-career crisis. A mid-career crisis occurs when you start to lose sight of the finish line to your career goal. You lose your sense of purpose and you contemplate whether to quit your job or to sting it along. It is frustrating and you feel stuck. However, there are ways to cope with such situations. Here are a few ways you can deal with a mid-career crisis instead of having a meltdown!

Get Some Career Counselling Or Guidance

There’s no shame in opting for career guidance or counselling in your late thirties or early firties. If you are feeling stuck at your job, seek professional help. Chances are career guides will make you fill out certain questionnaires to evaluate if the job you are currently at is a suitable career for your personality. A lot of the people facing mid-career crisis go through this struggle because they didn’t seek career guidance at the very start of their career. However, it’s never to late. There are a lot of resources and tools that a career counsellor can use and help you find out if your present career is the right way to your goal or if you should start looking for something in another field.

Take Some Time Off Of Work

Most companies have the provision for employee sabbaticals. When you are struggling with mid-career crisis, you can always take up that option. Taking time off work would give you time to thing and reflect internally on why you are feeling the way you are feeling. You will get the answers to the troubling questions surrounding your career that’s been hampering your work. It would do you good to rethink and revaluate you career choices and figure out your next steps.

Communicate With A Friend At Work

A friend who is also your colleague could offer you some perspective and insights that your are struggling to see. Find someone you trust at work and communicate your feelings to them. You never know, they may provide with suggestions that you have failed to notice.

Urbee Sarkar

A content writer by the day and hardcore Netflix enthusiast by the night, Urbee believes the world to be a story, a ‘tour de force’ in the making. A blind supporter of coffee, she spends her time with her face buried in books on most days when she is not writing. On the other days, she strums her favourite songs while secretly planning for her next trip into the mountains. Urbee is a lit post-grad who has worked as a feature writer for digital media firms and believes the content industry to be her calling.
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