Thinking about the mid-life crisis: 5 simple things you can focus on in your mid-twenties

Yin Kai Law (Vince)
6 min readFeb 27, 2022
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Back in my early twenties, I was wandering aimlessly to discover what I actually wanted to do with my life. I don’t enjoy talking about growing up, but I want to be honest, especially when discussing my own personal growth.

The pursuit of more always left me feeling inadequate in my skin, which made me realize how important it is to prioritize the things that truly matter. It doesn’t resonate well with me to get caught up in the relentless pursuit of wealth and fame because it keeps me believing that I can be happy only if I have them.

After writing all my worries and concerns about my current situation, I realized that the only problem with getting older was that we don’t care as much about how we perceive ourselves, but how we look to others.

When we meet someone we know, we may feel more comfortable when we look successful, have a family, or have a well-decorated career with impressive titles. Not denying that we should work hard for our future, but we should also understand our wants and needs.

With the passing of my mid-twenties, I wanted to focus more on my personal growth, which is paramount to me when large changes take place in my life.

Taking some time to reflect upon my mid-twenties, I was eventually able to understand why these things are so important when we are exploring life.

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Physical and Mental Health

It pains me to understand this because we fail to notice how we are aging quickly every single day. Usually, we notice when someone has fallen ill when they have been working on their job for hours and hours each day without taking good care of themselves. In spite of being alarmed that they ought to rest, they prioritize their work.

When asked what they are working for, they replied they want a better future with a financial cushion. Eventually, they began seeing clinics, paying for consultations, and trying to cope with their conditions with more medications. They will undoubtedly face some medical issues such as…

Yin Kai Law (Vince)

Ex-Big 4 Auditor & Freelance writer from Singapore | Big Advocate on Mental Health and Personal Development | Writes at