Can Make You Unrealistic Expectations Unhappy

Can Make You Unrealistic Expectations Unhappy

Expectations are our strong hopes or beliefs that something will happen or that we will get something that we want.

Many people are great at raising their expectations but ineffective at improving their reality.

They aim for perfection and completion in almost everything they pursue or the relationships they build. And have way too many expectations of themselves, their relationships, careers and the people close to them.

In the end, they pile unnecessary pressure on almost all areas of their lives.

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Unrealistic expectations are potentially damaging.

When we or someone else naturally falls short, we draw false conclusions, feel negative feelings and act in negative ways, she said.

The bad news is, when things don’t turn out the way we expect, we end up feeling more disappointed than we really should.

And when you are disappointed in yourself or others, things can begin to collapse with a huge impact on your mental health.

Result of not meeting expectations.

Expectations lead to entitlement, a feeling that we deserve better. Unrealistic expectations generate frustration which makes us more unhappy.

Defining, revising and reviewing your expectations of others and yourself is one of the many things you can do to improve your happiness.

It’s a life-long process – a work in progress.

It’s impossible to have no expectations at all – a better approach is to maintain a flexible mindset and put yourself in a better mental state when things do go as expected – because half of the time, they don’t.

If you are fixed about the possible outcome, you increase the possibility for disappointment, and when they happen, you increase the chances of feeling miserable. Flexibility allows you to keep an open mind, change course or readjust and keep moving.

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