I started an early career in my life and thought I already have had enough of it. I retired at an early age from the corporate world. I have no regrets about it, I thought.
I spent my everyday life as a stay at home mom. For over ten years, I kept doing the same thing over and over again. Its a fulfilling job, I said.
When I turned 40, that's where I started to ask myself what I would have become should I take another chance and other opportunities in life. That started my thinking of how would I have enjoyed my life should I take a different path. I became uncertain of many things and started to think about my future and how to catch up with time that I really think I've lost. That made me depressed most of the times and asked myself, "Where is my life going?"
After sorting out things and to help me understand more of what I am going through, I asked help from Google and this I found out. Am I having a midlife crisis?
Midlife Crisis, Stress and Depression Midlife
Crisis 'Midlife Crisis' is something that happens to many of us at some point during our lives (usually, at about 40, give or take 20 years). Midlife Crisis is a natural process (first identified by the psychologist Carl Jung) and it is a normal part of 'maturing'. However, Midlife Crisis can sometimes feel very uncomfortable, and cause people to seek psychotherapy or counseling, or to make radical lifestyle changes that can be very damaging and are regretted later. It can help to view Midlife Crisis from the perspective of differing personality types, as this will give you a greater understanding of what is happening.
If you are going through midlife crisis, you might experience a wide range of feelings, such as:
Discontent with life and/or the lifestyle that may have provided happiness for many years
Boredom with things/people that have hitherto held great interest and dominated your life
Feeling adventurous and wanting to do something completely different Questioning the meaning of life, and the validity of decisions clearly and easily made years before
Confusion about who you are, or where your life is going.