Quarter Life Crisis hits three in four aged 26 to 30
In a survey carried out by the World of Difference programme in 2010, 73% of Britons between 26 and 30 agreed they were experiencing a 'quarter-life' crisis, Generation Y's version of a mid-life crisis.
To look at it positively, our generation has it all. We have the education, the technology, and the options really to do whatever we want. But perhaps it is all these options that cause us to feel overwhelmed. We don't know which path to take or how to take it. Or we just know we are on the wrong path but we're not sure which is the right path or how to change direction. We worry that if we take another path it will be the wrong decision. So many worries, so many questions...it's exhausting!
What do you think? Do you identify with these findings? I certainly do. Having qualified as a Probation Officer many years ago, I suddenly had a disturbing thought. Is this it now for the rest of my life? How depressing. But I felt stuck. However, a Life Coach made me realise that I could do whatever I wanted and supported me in finding out what really made me tick and what I wanted in life and how to get it.
It might seem overwhelming but on the other hand it is so exciting. The world really is your oyster!
I admit I found some of the sessions quite challenging, mainly because they forced me to address some of those obstacles that I've felt have held me back and stopped me from really going after my dreams. The tools that Alice gave me have been really helpful, especially the tools which helped me to identify strengths and value sets. I also plan to work a lot more on my confidence issues and turning a negative mind set into a positive one. I’ve really enjoyed meeting and working with Alice over the past few months. She has a real talent for asking questions in a way that gets the best out of people and immediately puts you at ease.