The mid life crisis—are you undergoing or experiencing it right now? Although this term is already commonly used here and everywhere, one way or another not all experience this and it’s dissimilar for males and females. There will most probably come a time when several adults mull over some of the changes or adjustments in their lives (and most especially in their bodies) which would take a huge part in their future.

As time goes by, the human body begins its physical deterioration and depreciation and we get sick every now and then if we don’t care about our health especially as we age. Not to mention that we forget things easily unlike in our youth when our memory was still sharp.

That’s why we need to take care of ourselves and also our aging parents. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders or the DSM-IV, accounts mid life crisis as a kind of adjustment disorder, in particular defining it as a “maladaptive response or reaction to an identifiable psychological stressor or stressors.” It is also optimistically suggested that mid life crisis in fact exists only in our minds.

In my own opinion, young adults undergoes through mid life crisis since they are apprehensive of the changes or adjustments they fear they would have to go through and make their lives different and they’re not accustomed to it. Time and again, adults become jaded, dissatisfied and unhappy with some of their choices and decisions in the past, so they begin to question themselves.

They also spend some time introspecting on the past and tend to wonder where their life is now headed. Precisely, this is real and existing in most individuals, but fret not because it is not as terrifying or overwhelming as you think it is. Though it’s referred to as the mid life crisis, it’s not literally a “crisis” for each and every middle-aged person.

This condition can also be brought about by some financial concerns and issues; most people could no longer afford to pay for the same vacation activities or hobbies and maintain the same way of life they had prior to their retirement. That’s why this has been a concern for most middle-aged people—thinking of how their spare time is going to be spent.

Some other matters which especially takes place in the minds of the those experiencing mid life crisis are associated to their thinking of whether or not they have reached whatever they desire for in life, as they often feel there’s no sufficient time left for unfulfilled expectations and wishes. But on the bright side, once men and women alike realize that they can’t go back in time, everything pretty much goes back to its normalcy.

When adults experience mid life crisis, they must be prepared to accept the unavoidable changes and must learn how to be content and happy for the rest of their lives. It’s indeed true that any physical activity of our choice could have a therapeutic effect in our overall wellness. If we are healthy and strong, any predicament that the mid life crisis may throw at us will just be another test to our human spirit.

Author's Bio: 

The author of this article, Amy Twain, is a Self Improvement Coach who has been successfully coaching and guiding clients for many years. Amy recently published a new home study course on how to boost your Self Esteem. Click here to get more info about her Quick-Action Plan for A More Confident You.