Thursday, May 2, 2013

What do you expect?

Two days ago my monthly e-newsletter was distributed. The topic this month was expectations—and how they cause us stress.

Do you get easily thrown off balance when you have entered a situation or relationship with preconceived notions of how a person would act, what that person would say or what kind of outcome a situation should have? I suspect we all have that occur, some of us more often than others. Sometimes it's so bad that we almost have the entire event scripted and directed!

My ezine gave some ways to reduce, eliminate or make more realistic our expectations so as to relieve our stress. It is extremely stressful to be so attached to outcomes, and we often experience anxiety and frustration when we do. Seldom does any person or any experience live up to our full expectations. But there's no reason you and I have to continue living that way when, with some changes, we can detach from outcomes—or at least be more realistic about what might happen.

If you aren't on my ezine mailing list (that's all I send to you, and I don't share this list with anyone), you can sign up on any page of my website. Notice on the right hand side of my pages the artwork for the "three free gifts." Click on that. That allows you to sign up to get the once-a-month ezine, and you'll get the three free gifts, too.

I would really love to hear what topics you'd like to see addressed in those monthly ezines. Or on these blog pages. And as always, I really would like to see a conversation with your participation. Leave a comment on any blog that speaks to you and encourage your friends to read and share, too. We women are so good about sharing and learning from one another. You can make that happen here, too. I'm listening!

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