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Having and going through a midlife crisis is no fun. We’re cranky, sad, frustrated, and borderline ready to snap at any given moment. We know what’s going on; we just don’t know what to do with it or how to manage it effectively. If you don’t have the right tools to get you through your midlife crisis, it can get ugly.

Here are 13 ways to get through this crisis without losing your marbles or your friends!

Acknowledge Your Feelings

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It’s important to feel the feelings, acknowledge them, determine if there was a trigger or not, and breathe through them. We can’t brush our feelings under the rug or hide them because we will never effectively be able to handle them if we just keep ignoring them. 

Journal 

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Writing is so therapeutic, yet so few people do it! When we write out our feelings, they no longer harbor inside of us and steal our joy. Get yourself a journal, and the next time you feel anger, anxiety, or any other toxic feeling coming on, grab your pen and write it out.

Rediscover Your Passions

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Sometimes, it’s a good idea to dive back into doing the things we love to do. For many of us, we’ve put our passions and hobbies on the back burner while we worked, raised a family, etc, but it might be time to revisit those passions and breathe some life back into them. 

Meditate or Deep Breathing

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Find a quiet spot away from whatever or whoever is stressing you out, and practice some deep breathing. You can also choose to put on some zen music and relieve your stress in a quiet place in our house. Be here now is powerful because it works. Excuse yourself if you’re around people, and just go be…alone.

Make Small Changes

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This is actually a really good time to take inventory of the things and people in your life and see what needs to go and what you can do to make things better. But start small. Get rid of or incorporate one thing at a time. These little changes add up to big results.

Talk to a Friend

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Call up a friend next time you feel anxious or frustrated. Chances are, she knows exactly what you are going through and can most likely calm you down or offer tools to help you chill out.

Daily Gratitude Practice

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When we stop and take time to be grateful for all we have, we tend to forget our troubles. Practicing gratitude daily is a great way to bring more peace, harmony, and blessings into your life. Write out the things you are grateful for daily, or just say them out loud daily. Either way, gratitude works.

Get Outside

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Put on your walking shoes, grab a bottle of water and whatever else you need, and get outside. There’s something to be said about the healing benefits of Mother Nature. She’s not wrong. Even a simple walk in the park is going to help you tremendously!

Learn Something New

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Let’s face it: by the time we hit our mid-40s or early 50s, life can feel boring and mundane. Why not check out some online classes or head to your local college to see what they have to offer for fun classes? Learning something new will give you a sense of purpose and help build self-confidence!

Start an Exercise Routine

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If you’re not already exercising daily, now is a really good time to start. Exercising regularly and getting enough sleep can help you feel physically and emotionally better. Invest time and energy in caring for yourself so you have the strength and clarity to tackle other aspects of your life, especially your mood swings.

Seek Professional Help

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If you feel your mental health is declining, which can happen to some women, seek professional help. There’s no shame in it, and they will be able to give you the help you need. If that isn’t in your budget, there are many free hotlines you can call for help. 

Change Your Daily Diet

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They say you are what you eat. So, if you’re fueling your body with junk food, your body and mind will revolt. Trust me on that. Substitute that soda for cucumber/mint water. Grab a handful of walnuts instead of a donut. Your body and mind will thank you.

Have a Me Day

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We just don’t treat ourselves enough. Book a “me day” once a week, whether it be a visit to your local spa or giving yourself a mani/pedi with some soft music, candles, and a glass of your favorite beverage. Go love yourself up some, girl!

Conclusion

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Having a midlife crisis is not the end of the world, though it can feel like it some days. It can most certainly control your life if you don’t control it first. These 13 tips are very effective in dealing with a midlife crisis and helping you find more calm throughout the day while you get through this. 

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