Expectations vs. Reality
Our expectations can get the better of us when we expect more than what is realistic in a given situation.
We might expect our partners to live up to what we see in romance films, our jobs to be idealized versions we had as children or even our lives to match what we see on Instagram.
Our expectations can create significant stress when they don’t match up to reality.
Also, consider how social media can significantly contribute to this: we compare our own worst moments to others’ best moments, which are often filtered to seem perfect.
We may not even realize this mismatched comparison, which is why it is so important for us to take a step back and take a more in-depth look into reality.