As a human being in the 21st century, it’s normal to feel stressed out at times. People’s expectations for what is a fair amount of effort has increased – and so has the number of balls we’re constantly juggling.
However, even people who don’t have a lot of balls in the air feel stressed out. Hence, it’s not the constant workload that stresses us out.
No, what stresses us out is the fact that we think we need to have a lot going on constantly – due to the misconception that other people care about how productive we are.
If we’re taking a look at Instagram, Facebook, pretty much any type of social media, we’re constantly updated and notified about everyone’s perfect little life and their success in whatever they might do.
And we’re left with a feeling that we’re not good enough. That we also need to succeed at what our friends, family, and loved ones, are succeeding at. And that we – in general – need to be 100% productive at all times.
This constant notification that we’re not good enough, and that we’re not putting in enough effort is what stresses us out – not the amount of workload.
Nobody likes to feel stressed out, and it can truly devastate a person’s well-being. In my opinion, the only true way of ever avoiding the everlasting stress is to distance yourself from everything for a while.
Doing so will bring your world clarity, and you’ll be able to differentiate your world into what’s true and what’s not. Furthermore, you’ll be able to find out the meaning of your live, and what you have to do in order to light your own world.
You’ll get into the habit of defining your life as being meaningful. I’ve actually written a whole article covering how you can live a meaningful life. It’s all about getting to know yourself – your true self.
Try it. I’m pretty sure it’ll help you out.