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Day 84~ Expectation Mindset...

Friday, June 20, 2014

This one is quick and easy....you have expectations...they can be rather rigid or they can be rather flexible..I think we have multi sets of expectations & they vary ...

the lesson describes your mindset as a box...Big box...small box

depending on which one fits you..if it is the smaller & more rigid box then you have tighter expectations..less flex in your ideas, what you are willing to accept from yourself and others. Which is why I say we all have various boxes or expectations. We expect our kids to do their best in school..but we do not flog them with a hose if they get a C.
We expect ourselves to do the best we can & we tend to flog ourselves with words when we slip...hmmm seems wrong somehow!

If others can slip now & then why can't we?? After all we are indeed only human!!

The idea of this lesson was to examine your expectations & even write them down..honestly
Then look at them & see if there are areas that cause you to stress eat..or snack..or mindlessly empty the ice cream carton!!! Then decide would it really be that big of a deal if I flex a bit & do not get so uptight about this item. Continue that exercise until you have gone thru your list & made as many little boxes as possible into larger or even big boxes!!

In other words..quit stressing yourself out!!

that is certainly worth remembering!!

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  • CIPHER1971
    Great idea, I tend to look at things and give myself permission to not do things to reduce stress (eg I might have 8 things still to do in a day, and not long left to do them so I might say I will not do the laundry tonight I will do it tomorrow first thing)
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