How to change profession in adulthood? Psychologist's advice

Today, many people want to change their profession. For example, to make money with creativity is to make a hobby the main job. But the older a person gets, the harder it is for him to do this. How do we change the activity field and the profession in adulthood? But first, subscribe to our Telegram channel. We often publish such valuable articles!

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What happens when you change professions in adulthood?

Most often, people come downshifting.

Downshifting is a philosophy of life in which a person voluntarily renounces societal opinions and values. For the sake of life by their priorities, for the sake of creative and spiritual realization, people in their 40s and 50s drastically change their field of activity. These people have decided they do not want a life that does not bring them satisfaction and fulfillment. They voluntarily give up career growth, finances, and power, and in return for all this, they choose a more modest life, getting time and energy to search for their individuality.

Don’t be afraid to change jobs

Not everyone succeeds in finding what they love the first time. You once made a mistake in choosing a profession. But this is not a reason to despair and devote the rest of your life to a hated specialty. Many famous people did not find their vocation in their early youth.

Danny DeVito started as a hairdresser.

Tips and tricks for career guidance in adulthood

First, ensure the old job doesn’t work for you. Here are the signals for it:

  • When you work, you are constantly bored.
  • You have already achieved everything possible in this area, and there is nowhere to go further.
  • You often think that you are thinking about abstract things at work.
  • Your health is deteriorating.

Assess your relationships with colleagues and superiors. Perhaps you work in a toxic team. If your condition has not returned to normal after a rest and a change of team, it is worth moving on to the next stage.

Second, get rid of fear. Think about what you are most afraid of. Tips for dealing with fear:

  • remember your successful experience of change — how you started something, did something for the first time, how scary it was at the beginning and what helped you cope with the task;
  • collect positive examples from the life of friends and acquaintances;
  • remember how your relatives overcame the problems;
  • read biographies of famous and successful people.

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