Societal expectations are something we all have to deal with. After a certain time in someone’s life, they’re expected to have achieved certain milestones. Some of these milestones include having a stable job, owning property, having children, getting a promotion, etc.
These societal expectations can often cause many to feel anxious and “behind” on things involving life and what can be done while living. The most important thing to keep in mind when trying to overcome these feelings of anxiety and the feeling of “being behind” is the fact that everyone is living their life at their own pace. Everyone is achieving the goals that are meant for them at the time and there is nothing more perfect than that.
Studies have shown that 20% of college students experience impostor syndrome and 82% of people experience it at some point in their lives (https://www.bestcolleges.com/blog/overcome-impostor-syndrome-college/). This shows that everyone is dealing with this and one shouldn’t feel alone when dealing with these emotions.
Societal expectations and impostor syndrome are things that affect many people’s mental health and it is something normal that everyone goes through at a certain point in their life. Just remember to take it one step at a time and let things align themselves.