Are You A Person In Crisis?

Most people spend a lot of their adult life in pain. Not physical pain, but psychological distress of one type or another. If this happens over the course of many months or years, it can be unpleasant, but you don’t necessarily recognize it. For you, it just seems like your normal way of being. It’s what you remember. However, ongoing pain of virtually any type represents a crisis. It suggests that there’s something fundamentally wrong with your approach to life. You’re allowing your mind to overtake you, without seeing the natural beauty and joy of existence for what it is. Are you a person in crisis? Here’s how to tell.

 

You Can’t Get Excited About Your Life Path

When you were young, your life was full of exuberance. You constantly played and toiled, enjoying yourself every day. However, as you got older, things started to weigh heavily on you. You stopped enjoying the process as much as you once did. When you step out onto life’s path, you need your heart to be in it. You want to be excited about the path that you’re on. If you’re not, you’ll enter a crisis. Everyday will feel formulaic. You won’t be touched by what you’re doing. 

You’ve Lost Motivation

Another sign that you’re in crisis is that you’ve lost your motivation. You’re struggling to put real emotional energy behind what you’re doing during the day. You’d love to strive and attain the things that you want in your life, but you feel drained of energy. You don’t know why. You just are.

You’re Turning To Problem Behaviors

Problem behaviors are essentially anything that you do to change your state of mind temporarily that is bad for you in the long run, something that experts such as Sunshine Behavioral Health discuss in detail. When you turn to things like substance use or gambling, you’re trying to paper over your unhappiness. If you get some relief in the short term, that’ll encourage you to continue doing it. 

You’re Not Acting Like Yourself

If the people around you start showing concern that you’re not acting like yourself, that’s another sign that things have gone wrong for you. Pay attention to how you feel. Look at what you are doing. If you aren’t the sort of person who goes to fast food restaurants late at night to try to feel better, then take note when you do start doing that. Intervene in the process as early as you can before it can do any real damage to your psyche.

You Feel Confused And Unhappy

If you’re starting to feel confused or disorganized when it isn’t usually a problem for you, then your life might be in crisis. Forgetting to do things when you have commitments and a busy schedule is a sign that stress, fatigue or depression is taking over. If you are experiencing any of these problems, then seek out the help of a professional therapist or counsellor. They should be about to guide you in the right direction and help identify your specific triggers.

 

Poor Health Signs You May Not Know About

Have you ever been told that something is a sign of a health problem and it never occurred to you? Well, if any of these signs have happened to you, then they might be an indicator. Poor health can happen quickly, and without warning, so it’s important to know what could be going on with your body! This blog post will discuss the most common symptoms often overlooked as being just part of life.

Snoring

Most people know that snoring is a sign of poor health, but they may not know why. Snoring is often caused by obstructed airflow, which can signify sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is a severe condition that can lead to heart problems and other health complications. If you snore, see your doctor for evaluation. Treatment for sleep apnea may include lifestyle changes or surgery.

Bad Breath Even After Brushing Teeth

One of the most common signs of poor health is bad breath, which can signify tooth decay, gum disease, or other oral health problems. If you notice that your bad breath persists even after brushing your teeth, make an appointment with your dentist to get it checked out. If you’re not comfortable with the thought of needles going into your mouth, you need not worry. Sedation dentistry will help you ‘sleep’ through your appointment, and you wake up feeling much better. So, there isn’t a reason for you not to go to the dentist.

Frequent Headaches

Frequent headaches are one of the first signs that something may be wrong with your health. You have to pay attention if you have even just a few headaches per week and how severe they are and what triggers them. Headaches can also indicate other conditions such as anxiety or depression, which you must treat before they worsen. However, frequent headaches should not go untreated because ignoring their signs could lead to more significant problems later on in life, like brain tumours or stroke, so make sure to take care of yourself by getting checked out immediately.

Continuous Fatigue

While it may seem like a normal part of life, fatigue is your body’s way of telling you that something isn’t right. In the case of chronic tiredness, this could indicate that your hormone levels are off or that you have an underlying health condition. So if you’re feeling tired all the time, make an appointment with your doctor to get checked out.

Pale Skin Colour and Damaged Skin

If you have a pale skin colour, it may signify that you are not getting enough vitamin D. Without enough vitamin D, your bones can become weak and thin. You may also experience pain in your joints. Another sign of poor health is damaged skin. Damaged skin can result from the sun, smoking, or stress. If you have damaged skin, it may be more difficult for your body to heal itself. You may also be at a higher risk for skin cancer. Be sure to protect your skin from the sun, and if you notice any changes in your skin, be sure to see a doctor.

Conclusion

Knowing your own body and being aware of any changes is the first step to helping improve poor health. If you know that your body is not performing as it should, the next step would be to visit a doctor and get expert advice on what steps to take to get your health back on track. You may not even know about several poor health signs, so it is essential to be as informed as possible. By educating yourself on the various warning signs, you can take the necessary steps to improve your health and wellbeing.

 

Spotting A Midlife Crisis – And How To Help

We’ve all heard the term “midlife crisis” more than a few times, and it’s fair to say it’s rarely something that is spoken about either positively or sympathetically. The usual connotation of the term is of a person – usually, but not always male – who gets fed up with their life and starts behaving oddly. They might buy a new, flash car that’s inappropriate for their needs; they may have an extramarital affair, or try to; they might even quit their job and announce an entirely unrealistic plan to retrain as a pilot or a stunt person.

The truth of the matter is that a midlife crisis is something that happens to a lot of us, though we usually only get to hear about the ones that conform to cliche. It’s not simply a matter of someone trying desperately to regain their lost youth. There’s a lot more to the concept of a midlife crisis than a lot of people realize – and it’s only right that we explain this in a bit more detail so that you can spot it in someone you care about, and help to bring them out the other side.

 

What is a midlife crisis?

Although the concept of a midlife crisis is not something that has a medical consensus behind it, it is broadly agreed that there are certain aspects that define it. It is considered to strike between the ages of 45 and 65, and is driven by specific factors:

  • A focus, often obsessive, on the inevitability of death
  • A belief that one’s best days are in the past and that a decline is inevitable and inexorable
  • A feeling that one’s achievements in life amount to nothing

Different people will react differently to these stimuli; hence, those who feel that their best days are behind them may try to cling on to aspects of youth – trying too hard and in inappropriate ways to relate to people decades their junior, for example. They may also panic about leaving a legacy, which is why some people quit a well-paying job to follow a dream they may not have had even when they were younger.

 

How else may a midlife crisis affect someone?

 

The focus on death and the feeling of insignificance may bear itself out in the cliched examples set out above, it’s true. It might also have a more prosaic and darker path, leading to feelings of depression and stress that can become damaging to a person’s health. It’s been remarked upon that the timing of a midlife crisis tends to coincide with a time when hormone production begins to change in the human body, and men may experience positive results with testosterone replacement therapy. In any case, stripped of the Hollywood-style image we have of a midlife crisis, feelings of depression or stress are not to be taken lightly and should be approached in a sensible, sensitive way.

 

What signs might we see in a person experiencing a midlife crisis?

Many of the signs to look for are similar to someone experiencing depression and/or stress. They may be perpetually tired, but struggle to actually sleep. They may cease to find enjoyment in the things they used to love doing. Some people will become irritable and shout more often, and some may dramatically change in appearance; sometimes gaining weight; sometimes losing their hair; sometimes simply ceasing to care about how they look. Although they will often become more monosyllabic, on the occasions they do open up they may well express a sense of regret about the way they have lived and lament missed opportunities.