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It’s Time to Adjust Our Expectations So They Match Our Resources
At times in life (and for many, the present time), we’ll face challenges and changes in our resources. To stay sane (or sometimes just survive), it’s necessary to adjust your expectations to what’s realistic given your circumstances.
- [08:53] We can choose whether or not to be a victim.
- [10:29] We have to match our level of expectations to the level of our resources.
- [11:17] When you lose resources, there’s a transition period where you may be edgy and frustrated. Give yourself grace!
- [12:11] If you’re measuring against old expectations, you’ll feel like a failure. It’s time to adjust your expectations.
- [13:34] Resources can be time, money, etc., but we must also consider physical, mental, and emotional resources.
- [14:43] Assess how your resources have changed.
- [15:43] In areas where there’s a depletion of resources, there MUST be a depletion of expectations.
- [16:49] We must be adaptable, and flexible…even in our parenting styles.
- [17:58] If you’re feeling overwhelmed, just focus on the next thing.
- [19:07] Celebrate every win, no matter how small.
It’s liberating when your expectations are adjusted to reality. You can focus on what’s next, give yourself some breathing room (and grace), and look for the good in the situation we’ve been handed.
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