If you want to live a life free of undue pressure and guilt, pray about making these declarations to yourself:
I’m not trying to impress anybody.
I’m not trying to live up to anybody else’s expectations.
I’m not going to take on false responsibility.
If it’s not really my responsibility, I’m not going to feel responsible for it.
I’m not going to feel pressured by somebody else to do something that I don’t want to do.
I won’t try to shame or pressure my kids to do something just because I would like for them to do it when they reach the age that they can decide for themselves what they will do. This age is upper teens, when they start driving and are past the age of accountability.