Given the stakes of the academic pressure, a fiercely competitive environment or even competitive sports, the pressure exists. No two ways about it.
But I think it is important for us to create a culture of “it’s okay” without making excuses. Not that there wasn’t enough time or under the circumstances… just that it’s okay. Sometimes it’s a bad day, sometimes the pressure is too much.
We see the world around us multitasking and excelling and it’s okay. It’s terrific for others, but it doesn’t have to be for you.
We cannot put our self worth or worthiness into grades or competitive accomplishments. Wake up, love yourself, do good. And then ‘Share’ that feeling (yes that was a shameless plug)!