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Great Expectations

 

Does expectation drive you into action or do you feel it sets you up for disappointment?

Can your expectations daunt you or spur you on?

Today we explore these and more when it comes to how we respond to the expectations we put on ourselves. Get ready to ask yourself ‘why’ A LOT in an effort to help you better understand what kinds of stories you are telling yourself that then lead to the creation of your expectations. It’s not easy when missed expectations cause discouragement or disappointment, so we hope that you come away from this episode with a greater understanding of how to set yourself up for success with your great expectations.

In this episode we;

● Follow on from last week’s episode and chat about happiness vs joy;

● Challenge you to go after joy rather than chasing after happiness;

● Suggest having an open mind when it comes to expectations can reduce our ability to be disappointed;

● Highlight the importance of questioning yourself and where your expectations have come from;

● Give suggestions of how to adjust to having more realistic expectations;

And so so so so much more…

We hope from this conversation we all learn something and put a smile on your face!

Things mentioned in this episode and other helpful links:

Discouragement Episode

Jealousy vs Contentment Episode

The 4 Tendencies with Gretchen Rubin Episode

Brene Brown

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“One of the very first things we do when arriving at a client’s house is check in with them. We ask how they are feeling, and how they’re feeling about having their session. We give space for them to share how their day or week has been. When we’re seeing a client for the first time we’ll often remind them that it’s really normal to feel nervous as acknowledging the nerves can reduce their intensity.

If our client is feeling anxious or flustered we’ll often ask if they’ve had a chance to have breakfast or if they’d like to have a cup of tea as we get started on the session. 

The reason for this is that our clients are PEOPLE! We care not just about the state of the spare room or the baking cupboard, we care about people. By making sure our clients have had their basic needs taken care of, we are making sure they are set up for success in their sessions.

We also check in with them at break time and at other moments throughout the session. Decluttering is tiring, there are emotions that come up unexpectedly and lots of decisions to make, so making sure you have regular breaks for water, food and using the bathroom are a big key to your success.

Taking the time to really ground ourselves in our body and paying attention to what it is saying (rather than being dismissive) is such a valuable skill to practice. 

So next time you’re decluttering on your own or with a friend, try to remember to check in with yourself on a regular basis. Keep in mind, sometimes feeling on edge doesn’t necessarily mean you’ve been emotionally triggered, it could just be that you need to use the bathroom but were unaware due to your focus being elsewhere!”  

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