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Mid-Life Crisis In Your Twenties? How To Stop Feeling Stuck When You Have No Idea

Asking for a friend…

Trying to know what to do with your life can often feel like climbing a mounting, whilst on fire, nude and in stilettos. You get the idea.

Being a twenty-something has never been more confusing. With social media presence and enough self-help books to be a fire hazard, it’s too much. We’re confused, stuck and unsure whether we want that new tattoo or if its the crisis talking again.,

Well no more. We will no longer suffer in silence. Time to get untuck and on top of our shit.

Get Some Space

Time away from the life we know is similar to that of a vodka shot – a little uncomfortable at firsts, then instant relief. Whilst we don’t have the budget for a yoga retreat in Bali, we can put some distance between ourselves and the rest of the world

House sit, backpack, couch surf, island hop…just get away. Have time outside of your comfort zone, away from others’ opinions and expectations and see what you’re into.

Don’t Worry, Be Happy

Worrying just means you suffer twice and life’s already hard enough. Other people’s opinions? Don’t sweat it. Negative self-talk? Not today, Satan. Failure? There’s no such thing if you’re trying. We’re often scared to take the leap because of ‘what ifs’.

What if it actually worked out, though? Worst case scenario is you end up back where you are now and try again. We can handle that.

Find A Balance Between Happiness And Survival

Sure, we all want to be happy, but we also want to afford to move away from home and order Uber Eats. So how do we master such sorcery? Well, we live in a world where everything is so accessible.

No one has a job for life anymore and people are inventing new jobs all the time. What are you good at? What makes you happy? Does a job for that already exist? Or, could you make a job out of it? If you can make money and be happy whilst doing it, you are the definition of goals.

Remember That Kim K’s Booty Wasn’t Built In A Day

…your life doesn’t have to be either. You don’t need to have it all figured out right now. Instead, take small steps each day towards the life you want. Whether that’s starting a course, practising your skills or doing some research. Doing something each day to get you closer to what you want, will get you what you want.

Try Before You Buy

Who doesn’t love a free sample? If there’s a job you are interested in, test it out before you commit. Contact someone in the industry and ask if you can volunteer, shadow someone on the job or have a tour. The company gets free help and you get an idea of what works for you. It’s a win-win.

Look After You

We’re going through a crisis here; we need some TLC! Taking time to look after yourself and tend to your own needs, will not only make you feel way more emotionally stable, but also more confident.

It’s a lack of confidence that often stops us going after what we want, so this works perfectly. You’ll feel the damn fine specimen you are, whilst budding yourself a life in the process.

And hey, if all else fails, you could always sell a sex tape.

Sources:, Giphy. 

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