3 STEPS TO TURN CRISIS INTO A TRANSITION
Dr Derek Milne, a clinical psychologist and author of Coping with a Mid-life Crisis (Overcoming Common Problems), has these suggestions:
1. Don’t be afraid of experimentation
Decisions you make now don’t have to be set in stone. There’s a saying: “If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always got.” By making tweaks here and there in your life, you can achieve dramatically different outcomes.
2. Take small steps
You don’t have to divorce your husband or do a sole crossing of the Atlantic, just as long as what you are doing is moving towards an ultimate goal. If you’re crying out for change, the process of changing can end up being as liberating as the actual changes themselves.
3. Be proud of yourself
You are taking control of your life and designing a more fulfilling future. That is not easy and every step deserves praise.
The key midlife questions
» Who am I now? » Who do I want to be? » What do I want to change in my life? Answer these and you’re on your way to making the next phase of your life the most exciting yet.