Food For Your Mental Show Notes -- Expectations -- Ep: 2020.03

FFYM Episode - Expectations 

Intro >

  • Show - Welcome to Food For Your Mental -- the podcast that discusses anything and everything that feeds your mind. No topic is taboo and you will leave the podcast with some delicious brain food. 

  • I’m Sherry Richelle. I work as a voice talent at sherryrichelle.com and I have a deep hunger for knowledge and learning.

  • Episode - This week, I’d like to talk to you about expectations. 

  • Interest - Not only the expectations we hold onto others, but also the expectations we hold over ourselves.

  • Let’s have our first bite, eh?

Phase A > 

  • We all have ‘em. Whether they be “I think this vacation is going to go great!” or “There isn’t going to be a parking spot, I just know it.” or lastly, “I already know this day is going to suck”. 

  • Without conscious effort, we all hold these expectations for nearly everything we encounter in our waking life. And I’m not here to tell you they’re wrong, buuuuut...have you ever considered there may be a better way?

  • See here’s the thing. Expectations can often give rise to disappointment. Some do expect the worst and then end up having a good time or finding that awesome parking spot, but more often, we expect things to go well and when they don’t we can hold on to that disappointment. Or even beat ourselves up for even considering things would go well.

Phase B > 

  • Expectations on others - Let people do what they will! More often than not these people care about you and are genuinely doing their best. Breathe. Relax. Things will work out, and if they don’t it’s going to be okay. I promise. Be clear about what you want and be prepared to listen to what others want as well. Don’t expect others to read your mind.

  • Day to Day Expectations - Are you setting too high expectations on yourself? A bad day does not mean a bad life. If you only accomplish 1 task on your to-do list, you are not a failure. You are human!

  • Stay tuned after this quick message for more on how to handle expectations.

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Phase C >

  • Check in with yourself often and see if you have expectations that you are holding on others. Try to release that hold. You have communicated with them! They know what you want, and if they care, I promise they’re going to try. And if they don’t? Well that’s another show...

  • Lower the expectations you have on yourself. You are a human being and it is certain that you will make mistakes. Truth be told, the longer you sit in disappointment, the more likely you’ll experience more of the negative.

  • Try to focus more on the moment. Don’t think about whether or not you’re going to get a good parking space. What should you focus on instead? That awesome song on the radio that makes you wanna shake that booty!

  • Be prepared to forgive. YES, forgive yourself.

Outro >

  • Now let that digest a bit. 

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  • I want to thank you for listening! I’ll see you next time for another dish of Food For Your Mental.

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