Have you set yourself goals that you want to achieve? If so, are they actually achievable? And more importantly are they really necessary?
You can create stress around goals. You make them mean something about your worth and value and this creates pressure as you strive to achieve them. And if you do achieve them, will there still be something missing?
So, let’s imagine you want to test out how much stress you can create.
If you feel you have to make it happen you are putting a huge responsibility on your shoulders. You think you are on your own. You work hard at gaining more knowledge, you work harder and keep a very tight control. You make it all about your personal commitment and discipline. You want to prove yourself to yourself and to everyone else or you think you will lose everything. You force yourself out of your comfort zone creating stress and fear all the way along.
Or you could leave it all up to the Universe. This means you sit and wait for the conditions of your environment or in your mind to be perfect. This is very unlikely to happen, as perfection does not exist. So you create stress whilst you wait.
Or you can use your free will and make decisions from your innate wisdom and stay on course when your thoughts appear stressful. It is your thoughts that cause the stress, since stress itself does not exist until we create it.
So relax into what it is you want to achieve, live in the moment, don’t think about the future as it hasn’t happened yet, do what you feel is right and your perceived stress levels will reduce and you may even find that you have no need to set goals at all.
If anything you have read resonates with you, let me know.