*information obtained from “Welcome to your crisis” by Laura Day
Most life crises are more subtle (difficult to perceive or understand) but no less dangerous to our well-being. A seemingly tranquil life (free from disturbance; calm/peaceful) can mask an acute existential crisis (an bad, difficult or unwelcome situation)
Questions you could ask yourself to see if you are in or heading towards a crisis in your life:
Is there something important — pleasure, success, a relationship — missing in your life?
Do you want to change something in your life, but you don’t know how?
Are you feeling “out of place” or “not yourself”? Are you feeling “stuck”?
Are you more irritable lately with people around you?
Are you feeling resentful about minor upsets?
Have you suffered a loss?
Have you had a recent change (either good or challenging) that left you feeling disoriented?
Are you often sad?
Do you feel overwhelmed?
Do you remember your dreams rarely, if ever?
Do you feel hopeless?
Do things always seem just to go wrong?
Are you finding it hard to imagine a satisfying future?
Are you having nostalgic thoughts of the past?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, you may be in crisis.
DID YOU KNOW — a crisis can be a wonderful place to begin a better life.