You feel exhausted while coming in office and everything in your life happens like as if anyone forces to do all the things you really don’t want to do or feel irritation by repeating it. Whatever happens in your life become boring, and you seem to have no interest in it. There is a fear inside you to become outdated in your corporate life as new talents can do the work with more energy and technical knowledge in half salary. The mid-career crisis can hit you at any point and moment of life and no matter how satisfied you are in your career early, it will make you feel like dissatisfied in the later stage. You have found so many unanswerable questions that are hard to answer and will make you distracted from working life. The reason behind it is that everything becomes predictable in your life like what you will do on the given task and the exact result will be known much before the end. The challenges, actions, response and results, all are predictable and even your senior feedback. Excitements will definitely end when everything is predictable because of the comfort zone in corporate life due to which you stop learning new things. The bitter truth is most of us face a mid-life career crisis at somewhere in their life, and there is no way to escape it and we have to deal with it but that doesn’t mean that it is the end of everything. There are so many ways to deal with it successfully.
Taking a break
This is the first step everyone should take those who are facing midcareer crisis but that doesn’t mean quitting the job. Just take a break from your busy schedule for someday and analyze the life by identifying the true self inside and spend some quality times with your own people. After the years of hard work, you deserve some time for yourself to relax.
There is no point to feel like an underachiever that you could have done better, and different as it's just an illusion of your mind, and it happens to most of them who are working in corporate sector due to hectic work schedule and no refreshment.
Purpose of your career
Try to make a conversation with your trusted person or even if you don’t want to share your feelings with anyone then just think about the current position and how hard work you did to reach this point. Think about your contribution and growth, and it will help you to find the meaning of your career by reminding the moments you did something different that helped you to grow.
Sometimes making contact with our old colleagues or friends can remind some of the best memories, and changes in life which definitely give some emotional support. It will make feel that we have so many people in life who remember and like us and also making contact with old friends expands your network which is helpful at some point.
Set some goals
Setting some small targets in daily life can help you to get rid of the feelings of aimlessness and also it will improve your concentration and working capabilities. Completing the work within a specific target time will help you to boost your confidence again that you had in your early stage of life and will ultimately give you the courage to set bigger goals in life.
Try something new
Sometimes doing something new will give pleasure to our mind and it can be anything like painting, writing, workout or whatever you like to do or unable to do in your life due to the pressure from your job. Even you can give a chance to your entrepreneurial dream (if you have) by taking calculative risks and who knows if it will become a huge success!
Be prepared for tough decision
The mid-career crisis is just a part of life, and it is not a permanent but staying stuck with that feeling will lead towards a depressed life which will damage you both physically and emotionally. There are lots of things can be done in one life, and even if you are still not satisfied with your career then discuss with your dearest one and prepare yourself for some tough decision to do the things that you really want to do.