Managing Expectations through the Highs and Lows

Three circles with faces on them, showing a progression of moods from sad to happy. The happy face is bigger than the rest with a bright teal color showing it's all going to be alright.

Oh, those expectations. They’ll let us down every time. Whether we have low or high expectations for any given situation, we’re creating standards or ideals about what will, won’t, or might happen—before it’s even happened! And sometimes our expectations are even about how someone else might react or what someone else might do or say. […]