How to Deal with Pressure from Society
2018 has begun and, as always, a new year brings with it a plethora of different feelings.
For some people, the idea of “fresh start” is exciting and leaves them feeling optimistic about how they can “start over” and pursue their latest ambitious with enthusiasm.
But for others, the new year is a time of increased anxiety — a reminder that we’re “behind” in life (or at least we think we are).
Today, I want to talk about how you may be feeling fearful of the future, why that might be, and what you can do about it.
You might be worrying about the future and what might happen if you don’t achieve your goals.
Maybe all you can see is this big goal it would make you so happy to achieve, but feel daunted by all the steps you’d need to take to actually achieve it. Perhaps you’re overwhelmed just thinking about how you might reach your goal at all, or you’re afraid to take the risks you know you’d need to take.
Whatever the reason for your anxiety — whether you’re generally anxious around this period, something’s already gone wrong this year that’s shaken you, or you’ve already slipped on one of your new year’s resolutions — it’s perfectly okay to be feeling this way.
In the blog, we’ll consider the fear of the future that affects a lot go people at this time of year, why that is, and what you can do about it.