How to let go of unhealthy expectations

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Letting go of expectation

Letting go of high expectation

It is natural that in our life we build up certain expectations. It might be related to what you want out of life or what you want out of a person. It is good to know what you want, but sometimes we end up having such expectations that they start to weigh us down. In that case, it is important to understand that you can’t plan everything according to your own expectations as life is unpredictable. So, sometimes your own expectation turns into your worst enemies. The key is to let go of the unhealthy expectations. (Also read: How to stay hopeful during a tough and difficult time)

Letting go of high expectation

  • Check your expectation
  • Start to live the moments
  • Understand that everyone is different
  • Think of an alternatives
  • Understand your strengths and flaws

Check your expectation
Not all the expectations are harmful to you. So, sit back and think is everything you are hoping for is actually healthy or not. For example, it is natural to expect your friend to ask about your well being, but it is not right to ask your friend to fix everything for you. (Also read: Why you should never lose hope in life)

Start to live the moments

Letting go of expectation
Start to enjoy little moments of life

The biggest problem related to expectations is you start to live your life in future. That means the time in which your hope will be fulfilled. However, in this way you miss out on crucial things in life like the little moments of happiness.

Understand that everyone is different

Letting go of expectation
Stop thinking that everyone is like you only

You have the expectation on the basis of what kind of person you are. However, if you are thinking that everyone around is going to work accordingly, then you are wrong. So, understand that everyone has a different way of doing things and living life.

Think of an alternatives
It is important to have plans in life. So, it means you’ll have the expectations naturally. However, that doesn’t mean you should not have any other option with you. Have expectations but don’t move without any optional plan.

Understand your strengths and flaws
If you want to live your life without the burden of expectation then you need to recognize your own strengths and flaws. Once you know it well you can live the life in the best way.  (Also read: What are the ways to develop good and positive relationship at work)

Always keep your expectation in check. Click the link to read this article in Hindi.

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