Try to relax, it will get better. If you are in stressful period of your life and you have done everything you could to strengthen the matter out, then the hardest thing for you could be having patience and believing that right things will happen sooner or later.
Take some time off. Sometimes you need to take a time off from trying to do too much, get yourself into doing some other things. This may clear your head and give you more ideas later when you are ready.
Make realistic goals. Make sure that your goal is moral and worthwhile, for example, you are not trying to get back with your former girlfriend who is now married to someone else. In other words, make realistic goals that involve you and depend only on you.
Be truthful. Accept the fact that the goal might be hard to reach. There will be difficulties, setbacks, ups and downs, it may or may not take years or of life, depending on how fast you are willing to improve the necessary knowledge and skills.
Make small steps. Think of a realistic plan on how you will incorporate the time for obtaining new skill into your life. Dedicating your entire free time toward achieving your goal may create stress in your family life, and further take you away from your goal as a result, so make smaller steps and proceed with smooth transition, letting other people around you know what you have in mind.
Manage stress. Do not work on your goal while stressing out. If you find yourself stressing out, find relaxing techniques and activities that nourish you. Take time for yourself and develop patience. Patience has lots to do with being able to work on and reach your goal.
Find support or be your own cheerleader. Realize that success does not come easy; for the most part it is a result of a lot of hard work. Finding support groups is helpful while working on goals. Share your ideas with supportive friends who encourage you and believe in you and be careful to be around people who tell you that you can’t do something. If you do not have people who encourage you, you can use technique called “tapping” or EMDR that can help you to tap into inner strength and support to enable you to continue with your process