Work, school, relationships, family life, friendships, hobbies, and more; nowadays, it seems like there’s far too much to do and too little time to do it all.
The only consolation is that this is a trend exhibited across the board. We all feel like there’s too much pressure and that we should be doing more to improve our situation…Or do we?
While it’s true that we all feel a certain level of pressure to fulfill all of our obligations, the truth is that some people just pressure themselves more than others.
Call them perfectionists or highly-driven personalities; the following zodiac signs will run themselves into the ground in an attempt to excel at anything they do.
August 23 - September
Virgos can be quite the perfectionists and are well known for putting too much on their plates.
They think highly of themselves and their abilities, which translates into the habit –both good and bad– of trying to do too many things at the same time.
For Virgo, being average is unacceptable, and it shows with their insistence to try and do everything perfectly without any kind of outside assistance.
June 21 - July 22
Cancers aren’t known for being perfectionists, but they’re known for having a hard time relaxing and just cruising by.
While they’re okay with not being the expert in a subject, they still enjoy being the best around, which means their competitive spirit might shine through in the worst moments.
A Cancer will always try their best to be as well-informed and educated as possible on the subjects they care about, and if the opportunity arises to turn that knowledge into a competition, they’ll be all over that.
December 22 - January 19
Known for their love of luxury and comfortable lifestyles, Capricorns aren’t afraid of getting their hands dirty to get those things.
While working to fulfill one’s dreams and expectations is always an admirable trait, Capricorns tend to take it to the next level and will actively work to the point of exhaustion just to get what they want.
We all want to achieve our goals, but Capricorns will go to hell and back to get theirs, even if no one asked them to.
October 23 - November 21
Driven and ambitious, Scorpios are the kind of person who will work relentlessly to get what they want and, more often than not, they will achieve it.
The problem with Scorpios, however, lies in the fact that they don’t always know what they want.
Oh, they know what they want at the moment, but they’re a naturally envious sign, which means “what they want” often depends on what other people have.
Because of this, Scorpios have a hard time being satisfied, and that leads them to demand more and more of themselves.
How’s one supposed to stop and enjoy what they’ve achieved when you measure your success based not on your goals but on other people’s?
July 23 - August 22
The king of the pride holds themselves to incredibly high standards, in part because that’s just who they are and in part because they know some people look up to them.
Driven by their need to impress and to be the very best, they’ll work as hard as they have to work to maintain the illusion; and it is an illusion, for no matter how much they like to pretend otherwise, Leos are but mere mortals who need as much rest as everyone else.
Their drive is commendable, but Leos could benefit from letting others see their more human side.
January 20 - February 18
Renowned for their creativity and out-of-the-box thinking, Aquarians are nevertheless trapped by this very talent.
They know they’re supposed to be the creative ones, so they’ll try their hardest to fit into people’s expectations, even if they’re feeling completely drained at the moment.
Aquarians will snatch victory from the jaws of success if it means appearing a little bit more creative, a trait that doesn’t win them any fans amongst friends and co-workers.
While this drive to be the best and the most creative can be commendable, Aquarians need to understand that sometimes “good enough” is seriously good enough.