You Feel More Connected with Others
As you think more about leaving a mark on Earth and doing something meaningful, you may look for ways to make the world a better place. You will want to have a positive legacy, so you may start helping others more, donate to charity or volunteer.
You will come to realize that the good life is more about connectedness and less about social competition.
6. You’re More Grateful
In this vein, you also start appreciating more what you have—i.e. there is a spike in gratitude as we age, studies tell us.
You may shift focus from career to personal relationships and start nurturing them more. You will spend more time with family and friends and re-kindle your bonds.
7. You’re More Positive
Finally, if you chose to see the positive—what you have achieved, what you have in your life, and feel grateful, you will adopt a more optimistic outlook too.
You will be proud of our life unfolding the way it has, rather than feeling miserable that it has not taken another direction.
Summing It All Up
In the end, there are few take-aways for all who going through their midlife years.
Remember that it is more about an opportunity for a re-assessment, improving your life and relationships, not about going haywire in your behavior.
We should, in fact, stop calling this period “crisis”—as it is really not. It is more of midlife chances to finally summon the courage to become the person we are meant to be.