There is so much pressure to get things done and get them done perfectly. This is what society has turned into. As a result, so many people are so hard on themselves. And this risks self-esteem decline, burnout, and other mental and physical health problems. So what is the solution to this? The solution is for people to stop putting pressure on themselves!
How Can You Stop Putting Pressure On Yourself?
Let’s look at 5 ways how you can do that.
1. Make Your Expectations Realistic
One of the biggest problems that people have is that they set unrealistic expectations for themselves and others. Cut people slack, and cut yourself slack. If you don’t get Xyz done, but you can get xy done in a day, you did fine and set yourself expectations that you know you will be able to achieve and leave it at that.
2. Remember That Failure Is Not Fatal
People are scared of failure, and the truth is that failure is part of learning and growing. It is not fatal, and it is not a reflection of your worth. Every successful person you know has experienced their fair share of failures, which is part of how they got to where they are now. If you fail, ask yourself what you could do to improve it next time, and there is a good chance you will get it then. If not, eventually, you will.
3. Don’t Compare Yourself To Others
This is tricky as it is easy to compare your life to someone else’s based on only what you see. You don’t see that neighbor of yours, for instance, who seems to have it all together struggling behind the doors. You don’t see any of that. You have your own gifts, weaknesses, and challenges, and others have their own. Remember that and people may be in different phases in their journeys than you are as well. Comparison truly is the thief of joy and adds more pressure.
4. Be Present
It is always good to plan for the future but don’t look too far ahead and don’t dwell on any past mistakes. Instead, focus on what you can do right now. That is the most important thing.
5. Perfection Is Not Realistic
Perfection does not exist, and if you embrace your imperfections and the imperfections of others, you will be more accepting. You will also put a lot less pressure on yourself.
What can you do to not put pressure on yourself anymore?