I was approached by brand-new health and well-being website, welldoing.org, to write a week-long series on the pressures currently facing those in their 20’s and early 30’s, following an article the founder of the site had published in Cosmopolitan Magazine touching on these issues.

20’s and early 30’s Under Pressure

Monday: Life As A Millennial Experiencing The Quarter-Life Crisis

On Monday, my post discussed the Cosmopolitan article, expanding on it’s content by talking through the variety of pressures facing those that are experiencing what is becoming more and more commonly known as the quarter-life crisis.

Tuesday: Millennials Struggle To Find “The One”

Tuesday’s article talked through the anxious pressures that arise when trying to find ‘the one’ to settle down with as you head towards your 30th birthday.

Wednesday: Under Pressure: Generation Y’s Desire To Have It All Under Pressure: Generation Y’s Desire To Have It All

The day after, the next post analysed the enormous pressure on this age group to have it all by the age of 30 - the high-profile career, lovely house, beautiful kids, flash car, gorgeous husband/wife, fit and healthy body etc. No easy feat!

Thursday: Why Generation Y Struggle To Grow Up

Thursday’s article discussed the suggestion that this generation are struggling to grow up as fast as the generations gone before because the things which offer responsibility and independence are becoming further and further out of reach, such as housing and meaningful paid employment.

Friday: How To Overcome Your Quarter Life Crisis

The final post sought to bring together the discussions made throughout the week, and provide advice on how to overcome these pressures and survive your quarter-life crisis. You can find that article here.

I hope you enjoy the series and that it details the many pressures facing those in their 20’s and early 30’s. As you can see, if you feel like this, you are very much not alone!

Alice Stapleton

About Alice

Alice coaches those who want to change career but don’t know what they want to do instead. She offers Career Coaching designed to help graduates, early to mid-level career-changers, and parents returning to work gain a clear vision of what career is right for them, and how to achieve it. She is also an accredited Coach Supervisor, and host of The Career Change Diaries podcast.