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What is Mid-Career Crisis & How to Deal with It?

Is there any moment that came in your life where you have felt that you are just stuck with not moving forward? Or a time when you really feel helpless of staring over everything once again, and also you cannot do anything to move forward? Well, this thing is called Mid-Life Crisis, but there is another similar and very serious term named Mid-Career Crisis. This is the situation where you realize or feel that you are just stuck in your career, and there is no chance that you willevergetapromotion orwhenthere is no chance of progress in your career. True Meaning & Symptoms of Mid-Career Crisis There is no doubt that it is really a depressing situation when you have already spent a major part of your life struggling to get somewhere and in the end, you are not happy with it. Obviously, at this stage, you have no other option but  to get up in the morning and go through the same irritating and annoying office routine. Usually, people keep this situation a secret from everyone becaus

What is Mid-Career Crisis & How to Deal with It?

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Is there any moment that came in your life where you have felt that you are just stuck with not moving forward? Or a time when you really feel helpless of staring over everything once again, and also you cannot do anything to move forward? Well, this thing is called Mid-Life Crisis, but there is another similar and very serious term named Mid-Career Crisis. This is the situation where you realize or feel that you are just stuck in your career, and there is no chance that you willevergetapromotionorwhenthere is no chance of progress in your career.

True Meaning & Symptoms of Mid-Career Crisis

There is no doubt that it is really a depressing situation when you have already spent a major part of your life struggling to get somewhere and in the end, you are not happy with it. Obviously, at this stage, you have no other option but to get up in the morning and go through the same irritating and annoying office routine. Usually, people keep this situation a secret from everyone because they do not want to risk their only path to make some money. Even there are people who do not even realize that they are under a mid-career crisis, due to all that workload, they do not even find enough time to think for themselves. Now there are few symptoms that would let you realize that yes, you are also one of them who are not interested in their jobs anymore. Or will make you realize that the place you are in no longer deserves you and that you are worth more.

·        First of all, you will not be interested anymore in achieving a bigger objective at work

·         You will feel a lack of competence

·         You are not interested and passionate about going to work anymore

·         You are always irritated and annoyed

·         Even you are not interested in completing your task before the deadline

How can you Deal with it?

Well, among all of these depressing Mid-Career Crisis, you still have a hope of getting out of it if you know that what exactly you should do to get your life back to normal. It is not going to be easy, and obviously, getting out of such depression is not like any other type of depression by medical treatment. Now there are few things that would help, to get you out of this Mid-Career Crisis.

Avoid Mid-Career Crisis by Taking a Break

First of all, what you need at this moment is to relax your mind and body, because constantly working for several hours have just led you away from all life’s fun and even from your loved ones. So the first and most important thing you need to do is to take a leave for a few days from work. Now either stay at home or spend some quality time with your loved ones or take a trip to anywhere where you will feel relaxed.

Think about Golden Moments

Next, you can start by remembering the time when you first got this job. Back then obviously you might have some excitement about getting this new job where you can earn a lot more money, and where you can work peacefully. So think about that time when you have made your first accomplishment, or try to find out how exactly your work in your organization is helping society.

Stand-up for Yourself

It is obvious that you are bored of doing the same task over and over again on the time span of several years, so you are going to need a little bit of change at work. So here’s what you can do about it, start asking your boss or manager to assign you to a different department or assign you a different task at least. This new change will obviously get you to set a new work target and help you to get some new accomplishments as well. If you are unhappy with this job, then this is the time for you to step out of your comfort zone and take some real life-changing decisions, which includes to get a different job, or at least trying a different work that you really like.

Mid-career Crisis in Pakistan

In Pakistan, almost every other person is facing Mid-Career Crisis, and obviously, the reason is that they do not have enough options to opt for the work that they are interested in. So they have to keep on with whatsoever opportunity is thrown towards them because now it's either this or nothing. Keeping financial conditions in mind, most people are stuck with Mid-Career Crisis with no hope of getting out of it.

But there is hope, I assure.

It is important to remember that whatever you want from life is what you have to work hard for. Now you might say that you already are and still, you are not getting the desired results, for that you need to realize whether you are  working in the wrong direction or you are expecting results too early. Now if it is the latter, time will be your guide as to whether you achieve whatever you aspire for or not. And if it is you knocking wrong doors to get to places which are not led by those doors, for this you need to explore yourself and your opportunities altogether.I would say take a break and travel the world.It will not just give you more time to think about yourself but to discover ideas and ways to make your life much better, such ideas that never came to your mind because of its confinement of place and time.

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