How Realistic are Your Life Expectations?

perfectionIf you take a look at any magazine in a grocery checkout aisle or watch “reality” shows on TV, it’s easy to see how people are sold on an idea of perfection. It can be romance, career or even the relationships you have with loved ones. The point is that the idea of perfection is harmful, and if you’re not careful you could be subconsciously making yourself miserable with unattainable goals. Are you guilty of these things?

Relationship Satisfaction

If you have a preconceived idea about how relationships should be and the reality doesn’t quite stack up, then you could be doing yourself a real disservice. There is no such thing as a person who is “perfect”, for themselves or for you. If you’re passing by good relationships because they don’t fall into this category or you’re unhappy in your current relationship, then it might be time to take a good, honest look at your expectations. If you’re happy being single then that’s no problem, but if you aren’t then you might need to take a closer look and stop comparing others to lofty expectations.

Do You Like How You Look?

You do realize that the models in magazines don’t even really look like that in real life, right? With computer technology and editing, a person can be made to look completely different in pictures than they actually are. If you’re comparing your appearance to what you perceive to be the perfection of others, it’ll come as a big loss for you. No one is perfect, and no matter what you do you will always find flaws with the way you look. You need to accept yourself for who you are and learn to love yourself. This is a huge key to future happiness in almost every area of your life!

Profession Perfection

Just like people, no job is perfect either. There will always be a part of any job that is not as desirable as you think it should be and that you may just hate doing. If you fixate too much on the parts of your job you hate then it will have a big impact on how much you enjoy your day to day life. Here’s the thing – you have the power to change all of that. You can say that you will have a good day and only focus on the positive. You don’t have to suffer through aspects of your job that may be unhealthy for you, but be proactive and try to address them instead of just letting them weigh you down!


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