Psych Central

Go Back   Forums at Psych Central > Health & Other Support > Men-Focused Support

Thread Tools Display Modes
Unread 09-06-2017, 06:14 PM   #1
Newly Joined
ArchieAus has no updates.
Member Since: Sep 2017
Location: Western Australia
Posts: 1
Default Transition

I'm a 52 yr old Australian male . Worked in the underground mining industry all my life . I guess the reason for my post is to just see if anyone else experiences similar feelings ? To be blunt , I'm pretty much over working for a living . Just feel it's wasting precious time I won't get back . I guess it started when I was about 48 . I assume I hit the dreaded " mid life crisis " . I haven't done anything crazy or life altering , but mentally it has been a bit of a struggle . Perhaps I'm just mentally burnt out ? I generally work about 60 hrs a week and there is some stress involved as like most people I have targets and people to supervise . It may not help that I'm in an in between phase , where I've done alright from my labours , but not accumulated enough to give it away . My job is fairly specialised so I'm either working long hours making good money , but if I left to do something else I probably would only be qualified to collect shopping trolleys for a buck an hr . I have set goals to try to get through . Give it away at 55 , stuff like that , saving like a madman to try to make it happen . Some days go o.k. , some days you just can't seem to see an end to this mindless tread mill ... so am I just a silver spoon first world idiot who should suck it up and get on with it ....or do other guys hit the wall about now ?
ArchieAus is offline   Reply With Quote


« prostate cancer | - »
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:37 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® — Copyright © 2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.



The material on this site is for informational purposes only, and is not a substitute for medical advice,
diagnosis or treatment provided by a qualified health care provider.
Always consult your doctor or mental health professional before trying anything you read here.


HomeAbout UsContact UsPrivacy PolicyTerms of UseDisclaimer
Forums HomeCommunity GuidelinesHelp

Helplines and Lifelines