On the dangers of expectations

The Divine Guide Within

Expectations are a part of human nature. We have expectations for others and expectations for ourselves. Some expectations are fruitful and motivate either ourselves or others to excel. The problem with having expectations comes when we cannot let go of them. Either we do not or cannot meet our own expectations or others do not or cannot meet the expectations we have of them.

Failure to let go can result in a myriad of emotions including frustration, depression, disappointment, and anger.

One trick in dealing with expectations is learning what you can control and what is beyond your control. For example, you can control what expectations you place on yourself and what expectations you place on others. You can also control whether or not you live up to your own expectations. You cannot, however, control others’ ability to live up to your expectations.

This is a hard lesson to learn and…

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No family is without the occasional frustration or challenge but when issues are interfering with daily activities or causing chaos within the home it may be time to look for help. Child's Play Counseling Services offers full service mental health counseling and therapy for adults, children, adolescents, and families in Covington County, Alabama. I offer therapy for a variety of issues not limited to ADHD, behavior problems, parenting issues, depression, anxiety, school problems, anger management, low self esteem, eating disorders, family issues relating to divorce and separation within the family. I have been helping children, adults and families heal, and lead healthy lives for over 15 years in a safe, confidential, and nonjudgmental environment. I can help you. Call 334-222-7094 to schedule your appointment. I am licensed in Alabama as well as Florida and in addition to being a licensed counselor, I am also licensed in both states to offer supervision for those wishing to obtain their licenses in Alabama, Florida or certification in Play Therapy. I often teach parenting classes and training and conduct workshops to other professionals in the field of mental health. The topics I present on include issues of concern for parents, as well as counseling techniques to professionals. I specialize in Play Therapy and am always happy to conduct workshops to other professionals on the benefits of play therapy. If you would like me speak at your event or offer a workshop in your area, please contact me and we can set something up.
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