UK researchers have released a finding that the traditional midlife crisis that people tended to experience around 50 and upwards is starting in people as young as 35 years old. As a Life Coach, I personally do not find this surprising.
The research done by Relate UK say:
- That 1 in 5 aged 35 – 44 feel lonely a lot of the time and have suffered depression,
- 22% wish they had a better relationship with their family and the same number feel closer to their friends than to their family
- Nearly one third think their family relationships would improve if they could reduce their working hours
- 25% wanted more time for their family
- 23% want more time for their friends
- 22% have suffered depression
- 28% have left a job because of a bad relationship with a colleague
- 40% have been cheated on by a partner
People in this age group also work long hours and have the added stress of managing family, mortgage and other financial pressures that go along with it.
To fill in the time with family/friends gaps, the 35 to 44 year olds are prolific users of communication whether it be mobile phone calling and texting, using Skype or webcam, Facebook and Twitter to stay in touch with family and friends.
From my coaching perspective, most of my clients range between 33 to 45 years old and fit in perfectly with the above statistics.
Clients come to life or business coaching because how their life or business is right now needs to change. It isn’t working for them.
It takes courage to take action but if your desire is strong for change, you have the determination to see it through, the discipline to take action each and every day, you will see the results! I have tons of clients that have proved it.