In a world where you can order a meal or a cab in a matter of seconds via your smartphone, maintaining a face pace through your everyday life has become a priority. Everything needs to go fast, and as a result, more and more young people feel overwhelmed by the challenges of adulthood. Indeed, while we are growing addicted to the click to buy and tap to pay options, we are left looking helplessly for an app that could guide our hectic lifestyle. There’s no click to happiness button anywhere. For Millennials and even people from the Gen Z, the struggle to make sense of their emotional wellbeing is real. Getting to understand your emotions takes time. Ultimately, you need to find inner peace to know what you want and to make decisions that put your wellbeing first. Unfortunately, when most of our day-to-day decisions are made in a matter of seconds at the click of a button, your emotional stability falls behind. As a result, Millennials are already experiencing the emotional turmoil of a midlife crisis; some of them are just about 25 or 30. They question their life choices, their relationships and their jobs.
Unhappy relationships come to an end
The divorce and breakup rates have increased among the younger generations. More and more people grow apart as a consequence of managing a hectic pace in their professional and social life. Unfortunately, it can be tricky to slow things down in your life to make time for each other. As a result, divorces have become highly stressful. For a lot of individuals, it’s a painful period that raises many questions about their self-worthiness, their personality, and their love choices. It can be difficult to find an answer to your questions. However, legal experts and therapists suggest letting go of the things you can’t control to reconnect with your emotional needs. Everything else will gradually fall into place.
Unhealthy stress coping mechanism
A fast-paced lifestyle exposes you to frustrating and stressful situations, at work, or home. Combined with our hectic pace, the increasing value of life makes it difficult for Millennials to relax when they are left worrying about making ends meet or paying back their student’s debt. Therefore, it’s not uncommon for young people to look for coping mechanisms to control pressure. It’s easy to see how many fall into a vicious circle where they can only escape through longterm drug rehab treatment. Unfortunately, the digital culture has created a need for instant gratification, which encourages the consumption of harmful substances to relax, rather than healthy stress management approaches.
They question their career choices
Millennials hate their jobs. Many are desperate for career advancement and can grow frustrated when they estimate things are not moving quickly enough. Millennials find it hard to be patient and weigh their professional options. Too many are tempted to quit over frustration in the research of a job that would give a purpose to their skills. However, professional careers take years to develop. Impatience doesn’t only affect your career path but also your sense of self-worth.
Millennials are going through an existential emotional crisis at a young age. They question their purpose and their value in a quest to happiness, lost in a fast-pace environment that eats their mental health away. We can’t change the world we live in. However, we can learn to take a step back and refocus our energy before we explode.