Mid – Year Crisis


May is coming to an end. There are 6 months left in 2016. As I type this I swallow a lump in my throat. I can feel a Mid-year crisis coming on.

Its Monday morning and Im lying in bed. I reach over for my phone and check the time. The screen reads 5:33am. I sit up confused and check the time again…5:33am. My alarm was set for 7:30am, what is the meaning of this?! Throwing my head back on to my pillow, annoyed and tired I try to get back to sleep. My attempt is in vain. This will happen every morning until I figure out what is causing me sleep deprivation.

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Have you ever woken up in the morning and started panicking about everything. From your career to your family, state of your finances, right down to whats in your fridge? Last week I was in a State of Wanderlust, this week Im taken aback by life itself. How much there is to do and the pressure of time. I call this a mid-year crisis. It happens around the same time every year…May. My favourite season has almost arrived but enjoyments stay pending as I’m weighed down by my mind set in panic mode.


I used to think this was a bad thing, however I decided to look at it from a positive perspective. I now use my mid-year crisis to reflect on the prior 6 months. Revisiting my goals and dreams at the beginning of the year.


Refocus and realign, panicking is for the weak minded. Plan the next 6months with things that will make you happy and get you closer to your goals. Plan but keep your plans to yourself, it releases pressure. Be driven in your purpose and motivate yourself.

Whenever there is a crisis the best thing to do is the opposite of what you feel like doing. Keep calm and relax.

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Photography – Anya Sandul

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