Going Through A Quarter Life Crisis? Here’s Why Martial Arts Is Perfect For You

Ah, the infamous quarter life crisis. Millenials, you might be experiencing one right now… but you’re not alone. Some of us at Evolve Daily are going through it as well, so we totally feel you. Whether it’s the feeling of being trapped in a dead end job or the fear that you aren’t doing enough with your life, one thing’s for sure – your quarter life crisis is bringing you down and possibly breaking your spirit.

Now, there are two things you can do:

#1. Freak out about what’s happening, then surrender and let these negative feelings take control; or

#2. Freak out about what’s happening, then decide to do whatever you can to punch your quarter life crisis in the face. After all, you’re so much bigger than what’s in your head.

If you want to do #2, then why not start training martial arts? Apart from being a fantastic outlet for you to vent your frustrations and de-stress, training would also help you to get into the best shape of your life. Want to discover how it’ll help you handle your quarter life crisis? Then read on. Today, Evolve Daily shares 5 Reasons Why Martial Arts Is Perfect For Those Going Through A Quarter Life Crisis:

1) Because it develops mental toughness

To be a well-rounded grappler, you should train no-gi as well.

To be a well-rounded grappler, you should train no-gi as well.

Besides building your muscles and giving you more physical strength, training martial arts would also play a part in shaping you to be a tougher individual. This is because you’ll push all kinds of limits when you’re training, and learn to press on the face of adversity, so as to overcome your training hurdles. Over time, you’ll gain a warrior spirit which will help you get through day to day obstacles. Yes, this includes your quarter life crisis!

 

2) Because it teaches you to roll with the punches

It is important to warm up properly before training.

It is important to warm up properly before training.

For those dealing with a quarter life crisis, one of the reasons why you aren’t able to cope with it could be due to the fact that you’re not able to go with the flow. Hence, you struggle to deal with change and/or the unexpected.

However, it doesn’t have to be this way. Well, that’s if you decide to start training martial arts. This is because martial arts would teach you to immerse yourself in all kinds of situations, and thrive outside your comfort zone. After all, you wouldn’t be afraid to try different combinations and pick up new techniques when training and sparring.

 

3) Because it builds your confidence

You can burn up to 1,000 calories in a 60 minute Muay Thai training session.

You can burn up to 1,000 calories in a 60 minute Muay Thai training session.

It’s no secret that training martial arts would boost your confidence. Think about it: you’ll not only be equipping yourself with self-defense skills, but also toning those muscles and getting closer to your body goals! The thing about self-confidence is that it often leads to self-belief, which means you would stop doubting your choices or second guessing yourself. Hence, your quarter life crisis would no longer be able to shake you up as badly because you would have the confidence to take on whatever life throws at you.

 

4) Because it enables you to make the most of every moment

BJJ enables a smaller person to overcome bigger, stronger opponents.

BJJ enables a smaller person to overcome bigger, stronger opponents.

Do you make every moment count, even on your worst days? Well, it might be difficult to truly focus on every moment – especially when there are so many things to worry about or distract us. However, one thing we really need to understand is that every moment we lose is a moment we will never get back, that’s why we need to do so much more than simply exist, in order to truly live.

Fortunately, martial arts can teach you to tune out your distractions and focus on what’s happening in every present moment, so you can give your training all your attention. Eventually, you would learn to seize every moment in and out of the gym, and focus on being present rather than letting your quarter life crisis bring you down.

 

5) Because it empowers you to take charge of your life

BJJ Black Belt and ONE Superstar Bruno Pucci trains hard at the Evolve Fighters Program.

BJJ No-Gi World Champion and ONE Superstar Bruno Pucci trains hard at the Evolve Fighters Program.

Your quarter life crisis might cause you to feel powerless, and as a result, you let all the things you don’t have control over knock you down. But here’s the thing: there is always one thing that you can control – how you react to everything. When you train martial arts, you’d learn to keep your emotions in check as well as persevere in the face of challenges. Hence, you’ll stop letting external things (like that quarter life crisis) dictate your fate and as a result, take charge of your life.

 

Are you ready to kick your quarter life crisis in the ass? It might feel like an uphill battle most of the time, but remember – what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger. And we know you’re more than capable of rising above it all, so go forth and be awesome!

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