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26 Signs You Are Probably Going Through A Quarter-Life Crisis

"How do I adult?"

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5. Any Adele or Sam Smith song is likely to set you off crying for at least 15 minutes at any given time of the day.

Via Nickelodeon

And it doesn't matter if you're in your room, on your own. Or with your friends. Or in the middle of a shopping centre.

6. Actually, films and TV shows have a similar effect on you.

7. You feel like you have to make a choice between financial stability yet a boring lifestyle, or thrilling life full of excitement but with a less steady job.


10. You keep on wondering if a gap year or a backpacking trip around the world would solve your problems for you.


Jennifer went to teach English to kids in China while knitting sweaters for underprivileged Russian orphans, self-studying Spanish at the same time. Maybe I should do the same?

12. So naturally, binge-watching four seasons of your favourite TV show seems like a reasonable plan for a Sunday. Or Monday. Or, in fact, any other day you don’t absolutely HAVE TO leave the house.


13. You look at your pet(s) with envy, wishing your life was as simple as theirs.

Days revolving around taking naps and eating? Yes, please!

16. Therefore, budgeting gives you a tiny heart attack every time you have to do it.

22. You've had at least three shitty jobs in the last three years.

23. You’ve moved houses at least three times in the last three years.

26. But the truth is: YOU’LL BE FINE.


I have a secret for you – no one really knows what they're doing. Your friends that seem so put together? They have no idea. That confident guy you've met in the pub last week? He's probably super lost as well. Your parents? Well, maybe they know more or less what to do, but they're also clueless from time to time. Just don't try to focus too much on what other people do or say. You do you. Keep on dreaming. Keep on working.