By: MJ Gonzales | Executive Chronicles
Quarter life crisis is a personal concern that some people takes it seriously, while the others shrug it off. If you feel stagnant in the same place when everyone is already gone and thriving. When you’re dreaming and the same time, regretting what you’ve done in the past that, isn’t hard not think something is bothering you?
In their study presented at the British Psychological Society Annual Conference, Dr. Oliver Robinson (Senior Lecturer in Psychology at the University of Greenwich’s School of Health & Social Care) revealed that “insecurities, disappointments, loneliness and depression” are symptoms of quarter life crisis. It is similar of the older type, Mid-life crisis, and some individuals are prone to experience this. There are the people who want to thrive in conventional manner and idealistic about their future.
Though mostly Millenials follow YOLO’s (You Only Live Once) motto, they also experience quarter life crisis. One of the reasons would be the proliferation of technology and social media sites that question their priorities and self-worthiness. In fact, they apparently prone to suffer from Obsessive Comparison Disorder at work or online because of extra time they spend in these factors.
On the other hand, Dr. Robinson shared that experiencing Quarter Life Crisis also give positive result as oppose to ignoring it and have mid-life crisis.
“The results will help reassure those who are experiencing this transition that it is a commonly experienced part of early adult life, and that a proven pattern of positive change results from it,” Robinson explained.
Robinson added that this is a period that triggers life changing plans and actions. It has four phases that if you’re able to overcome the sad part, you’ll be able to change for the better in your life and cementing new commitments. On the other hand, it also described as a transition from an easy-go-lucky bachelor or bachelorette to committed responsible adult.