Im very excited to introduce the newest memeber of DL Counseling, Cristina Ramirez.
Cristina ia an expert in the Quater Life Crisis. Cristina writes a great article with some tips for anyone feeling this.
“Quarter Life Crisis”
By: Cristina Ramirez
I was sitting Wednesday morning, (keeping up with my happiness habits! How are they going for you?) and I was trying some meditation to keep myself in flow. I just graduated college and waiting for it to be official. A lot of questions have been running through my mind, especially this one: “Now what?” So this week, I’ll be talking a little about stagnation. A lot of people might look at you and say “What do you feel that for? You’re so young!” That’s when I would do the wrong answer buzz! It is normal to feel that way at a young age. Particularly, if you feel a quarter life crisis coming on which can be anxiety ridden! However, it is a normal thing to go through! A quarter life crisis is usually experienced right after the major changes adolescents go through up until early thirties. It’s a overwhelming sense of doubt, stagnation, and feeling as if your life isn’t going anywhere. Sometimes not knowing where your life is headed, or feeling upset over things that you can’t control will happen. However, instead of investing all of the time dwelling on things you cannot change, or having all of this negative energy that will only make your situation worse, invest it in
PMA! (Positive Mental Attitude!)
1. Keep in touch with people who make you grow, not bring you down.
2. Moving on from things you can’t control, and focus that energy on what you can do.
3. Keep a journal for short-term goals, and long-term!
4. Don’t second guess yourself so much, remember, if you are afraid of trying something out of your comfort zone, that doesn’t mean you will fail! You learn a new experience every time.
5. Be honest with yourself! What is causing you to stress out?
6. BE REALISTIC on what you can/can’t change! You guys know how we all try to focus on what we can’t control, how about we try to focus on what we CAN do.
7.You and only you know yourself and your body. Learn to listen to your body to know when you are starting to stress out.
8. BE KIND TO YOURSELF.
And just remember, you’re not alone!