There is no doubt about the fact that we live extremely busy lives today, with the amount of expectation placed on the shoulders of the average person in this day and age proving to be a lot greater than what it might have been. We’re having to work harder than the average person needed to just a few short decades ago, just so that we can come close to enjoying the kind of life they enjoyed.

I mean take something as simple as trying to climb the property ladder – it’s pretty much impossible today for the average man or woman on the street, especially if you take into account some of those jobs which would fall under skilled labor. Back in the days of our grandparents if you merely underwent some training at a company that was looking to hire people in and around the region it was operating in, the subsequent job you’d get would automatically make for the kind of financial and social stability which seems to be nothing but a complete myth these days.

Back in those days you could qualify for a mortgage on a skilled laborer’s job, which comes with many other associated implications, such as the fact that you could probably afford to put your 2.5 kids through school, take your pet dog to the vet if you needed to, and anything else which contributed to the quality of your life. The quality of your life would have largely corresponded to the amount of work you were willing to put in, but that’s just not how it is anymore.

These days there is just way too much pressure from many sources, not least of which is our career paths of course.

In addition to essentially having been sold dreams, i.e. that it would indeed be enough to follow the scripted path of completing your schooling and getting a higher learning education, we’re finding that that’s not quite how it is. What makes it worse is that there is pretty much no time to try and go back a little and try and alter the course to give yourself a better chance.

The pressures and stresses of life today are just way too time- and energy-consuming, leaving us to have to find an alternative outlet for all the frustrations, unrealized dreams and generally unfulfilled lives.

So while we can’t really be blamed for seeking outlets such as having to extend on the lives we carve out digitally through social networks and the likes, we might as well make the most of this rather uniquely challenging situation we collectively find ourselves in.

If you don’t have the time to visit a therapist who specializes in these and other contemporary issues for example, you can always try online therapy. All it takes to get a valuable experience out of that is finding the right online counseling platform which is backed by suitably qualified and skilled professionals, otherwise, the gist of the matter is that we have to look to find ways to spend the little time we have more constructively. There are many different options when it comes to finding an online therapist. Some may specialise in a certain area of therapy such as CBT, while others might be location-based like this online therapy in NYC. It could take a couple of goes before you find a therapist that you like, as what works for one individual may not work for you.

The time you save with your online therapy should not be wasted on other counter-productive tasks like going back to watching viral cat videos or plunging yourself into a mild depression by comparing your life with the filtered lives of your peers on social media.