Adulting is hard. Not only do you have to have your sh*t together at all times, you also have bills to pay and responsibilities you cannot dodge no matter how much you want to. And unsurprisingly, a recent survey by LinkedIn has shown that one in three young Malaysians are affected by the dreaded quarter-life crisis.
Evidently, young Malaysians are constantly facing the pressure to succeed, and according to the said survey, 32% of males and 29% of females in Malaysia have said that they have suffered quarter-life crisis in their twenties and thirties. This signifies feelings of dissatisfaction over their life, and should it get worse, anxiety and depression is the result.
Out of 1,0003 employed young Malaysians surveyed, nearly three quarters of them admitted feeling pressured to succeed, whether it be in their relationships, finances or career. A major trigger of their anxiety? Finding a job or career they actually enjoy and are passionate about. That’s where LinkedIn’s new Career Advice hub comes in for aid.
Suffering from quarter-life crisis? Try these tips: 1) Stop comparing yourself to others. It’s easier said than done, but it will benefit you wholly mentally and emotionally; 2) Seek advice, whether it is from family, friends or your partner; 3) Upskill and learn to make yourself better in any fields of knowledge; and 4) Consider all options before you make hasty decisions about your job. Some companies offer paid sabbaticals or flexible working options. You just have to find out.
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