Your Life Journey
Life is a journey. Life is the moving walkway in the airport. Whether you move or not, the walkway will move you forward and dump you off at the end. You can't stay where you are. Just as the walkway comes to an end, whatever your phase of life right now will also come to an end. Walking backwards on the walkway to hold you in place is possible in the airport. It's not possible in real life. In life, there's only one direction. Ahead.
Your journey will take you through all kinds of experiences. Some will be wonderful. Some will be painful. Some will excite you. Some will bore you. Some will be easy. Some will challenge you. What's required of you is to keep moving forward.
Although life isn't static, a primary characteristic of a stressed-out life is inertia. Merriam-Webster defines inertia as:
Lack of movement or activity especially when movement or activity is wanted or needed.
Even if you know it's time to move on, time to change, time to do something different, inertia can be a powerful force to overcome.
Remember that Albert Einstein said "nothing happens until something moves." Inertia robs you of the essential characteristic of all living creatures. Living creatures move. The world keeps moving, whether you do or not. Doing something requires action. If you're feeling too stressed-out to do anything, ask yourself what you can do right now to overcome your inertia.
Isaac Newton's "Three Laws of Motion" describe the interrelationship between an object, forces acting on the object, and the motion of the object. The First Law is particularly relevant here. Since Newton published the laws in Latin, the specific English words used to describe these three laws vary depending on the reference.