Managing Expectations & Being Comfortable with the Uncomfortable

Hello friends,

Most of us have been in a situation where our expectations impact the whole experience, whether making them better or worse. Expectations are completely normal and they can be helpful and useful, but they can also be problematic and create anxiety. This is why I think that trying to manage expectations and being okay with the uncomfortable can help in managing the anxiety of the unknowns of life.

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Lesson 22 & 23 – #23Lessons

Hello friends,

We have finally made it to the end of this series. If you’ve stuck with me this far I thank you. If you are just discovering my blog here, welcome.

It’s been a year since I jotted all 23 lessons into my journal and thought I would never do anything more with them. Yet, here I am having expanded on them and posted them for all to see. So, my friends, here are the last two lessons.

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Lesson 20 & 21 – #23Lessons

Hello friends,

I am back with my second last installment of my “23 Things I Learned In 23 Years” series. I can’t believe that it’s been a year since I wrote all these lessons. Don’t worry, I wont be writing more for this year. It may be something that I do every few years. Anyway, enonugh chit chat and I will get right to it.

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Lesson 16 & 17 – #23Lessons

Hello friends,

Toady’s lesson is really just a reminder. It’s a reminder to just accept what life throws at you and take care of yourself.

It’s okay to have bad days

We all have bad days, whether you have some mental health concerns, physical health concerns, or just general life stress concerns, everyone has bad days. It can be really hard and stressful to want to have every day be a good day. It puts pressure on yourself to stay positive all the time. So, this is your reminder that it is okay to have bad days. There is no reason to try to force yourself into a good mood if you aren’t feeling it. Of course, I’m not saying to wallow in the sadness and make it worse, but I am saying that if you are having a bad day don’t stress about getting out of that mood.

Sometimes we just have to experience the feelings and the bad days and then wake up tomorrow with a fresh start.

Sometimes you just need to eat some cake (or other dessert product you love)

This goes well with just accepting the bad days. Sometimes, when things go wrong or life just feels like too much you just have to eat some cake. Just do that thing that makes you feel good. It doesn’t even have to make you feel better, but just do something that gives you a little bit of joy.

Do you love chocolate? Have a piece. What about baking cookies? Take a break and stick some in the oven. Ice cream? Make a sundae. Just find some way to treat yourself in the midst of all the stress and chaos of the world.

Sincerely,
Alex