Posts tagged Happiness

How to Kill High Expectations and Strengthen Relationships

High expectations uproot relationships. Even foundational friendships unglue when someone places unrealistic requirements on the other person. I’ve noticed this in my life. Others projected their lofty demands, and I faded. I’ve also handed out some unfair requirements. People I love seem distant. My high expectations are the cause. Have you noticed this in your relationships? Maybe an old friend doesn’t come around as often. Maybe you separated yourself because they weren’t trying hard enough. You weren’t pleased. “You are your own worst enemy. If you can learn to stop… Read More

Stuck in Rumination

I’ve done a lot of not-so-smart things. I broke my car windshield once, with my foot. The music blared, the coeds approached, I found myself on the roof dancing and in need of a grand exit. So, I attempted to hop off over the hood. Ankle hits the windshield. Glass breaks. There you have it. Even as I write this out, I’m overthinking whether I should or not. What will you think of me? (That’s an easy answer). Why was I so stupid? (Again, easy). No one else does ridiculous… Read More