Ughhhhh those darn expectations that bring us nothing but trouble!
Expectations are a cognitive distortion, that when left unhinged leaves us disappointed in ourselves and others, and often times has us searching for a way to make ourselves feel better in ways of distraction or numbing the pain with some unhelpful behavior. It’s hit or miss whether or not our expectations ever come to fruition… for most, those expectations are left unmet. We can all have preferences for things and people in our life, and stay true to those preferences… but those expectations take us out of the present… they allow our lives to be dictated by the past and prevent us from really enjoying what the future brings. On a side note, the new Pearl Jam is quite interesting from their past stuff, AND a whole new thing to be appreciated and danced to.