November 13, 2023 Rohit D'Souza

Lower expectations, guaranteed happiness

Fair warning, before proceeding any further, these expectations that we’re referring to are external to us and our efforts. These are subject to external factors, like expecting it to rain on your parade!

Do you ever find yourself setting high expectations for yourself, only to be disappointed when they fall short? If so, you’re not alone. Many of us struggle with this issue, and it can be a major source of stress and frustration.
One way to deal with this issue is to lower your expectations. This doesn’t mean that you should give up on your goals, but it does mean that you should be prepared for the possibility of disappointment. When you lower your expectations, you’re less likely to be stressed out and disappointed when things don’t go your way. You’ll still be happy. Happiness guaranteed!
There are a few things you can do to lower your expectations. First, be realistic about your goals. If you set your sights too high, you’re setting yourself up for failure. Second, focus on the process, not the outcome. If you focus on the process of achieving your goals, you’ll be less disappointed if you don’t reach them perfectly. Finally, remember that everyone makes mistakes. If you make a mistake, don’t beat yourself up about it. Just learn from it and move on.
Lowering your expectations can be a difficult task, but it’s worth it. When you lower your expectations, you’re less likely to be stressed out and disappointed. This will free up your energy and focus so that you can achieve your goals.
Your expectations can have a big impact on your happiness. If you set your expectations too high, you’re setting yourself up for disappointment. When your expectations don’t meet reality, it can lead to feelings of sadness, frustration, and anger.
On the other hand, if you set your expectations low, you may be more likely to be happy with what you achieve. When you meet your own expectations, it can give you a sense of accomplishment and boost your self-confidence.
Remember, it’s okay to make mistakes. The important thing is to learn from them and keep moving forward. With lowered expectations, you’re more likely to achieve your goals and live a happier, more relaxed life.

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