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Social media is a great contributor as to why our expectations to ourselves and towards other people is damaging.
We often tend to compare ourselves with other people online regardless of who they may be. We tend to forget that we compare our worst moments to somebody else's best.
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We often fantasize about the day when things will finally go our way. We have highly positive expectations of the future, but once what we expected did not match our reality we feel hurt and lost.
Expectations frustrate us when we idealize a certain future but our actions and our behavior ...
We tend to have many unrealistic expectations that are based on our highly critical comparison to other people, in order to lessen the disappointment we feel whenever we are let down we must remember to:
Studies have shown that we tend to disregard the things that we currently have to yearn for the things that others have that we don't.
We need to remind ourselves to be thankful for the life that we have as of the moment. If the life that you have currently is not up to par with your expec...
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Before expecting something, we have to understand two psychological facts:
The tendency to over-expect the probability of good things happening while negating the likelihood of anything bad happening is a common human trait.
Studies consistently show that a large majority of the population (about 80% according to most estimates) display an overl...
Research shows that positive thinking can benefit our physical and mental health.
But promoting positivity might be overly simplistic and have possible negative consequences in certain circumstances.
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