When we are stressed, it can often mean that we are a "fish out of water". When the fish is out of water, it may blame its environment for its problem or worse still, blames itself. Either way, it will probably bring itself grief. What the fish needs to do first is to recognize that it is a fish, self understand, and seek water.
Knowing oneself, and finding or creating an environment that is the right fit for us is an important life goal. If we are in our right environment for us, we are more likely to thrive, succeed, and with less stress.