We all have them.
We have them for ourselves.
We have them for all the various aspects of our lives.
We have them for those around us.
Have you ever stopped to wonder where those expectations came from?
Are they really yours? Or did you unconsciously adopt them?
A couple of years ago I woke up to the expectations I had about Mondays.
I’d been enjoying a very chilled out morning/early afternoon, which was amazing. But that nagging little voice crept in trying to tell me that I needed to “get things done”.
What things? No idea. But it was this pervasive sense that I needed to do more.
And rather than my previous default of agreeing with the thought, I got curious. And started asking questions…
Why do I need to get things done now?
Where did I come up with this idea that I need to make Mondays into massive creative output days?
Why do I feel like crap every Monday when I let myself follow flow and journal and read and fill up with inspiring videos for hours before “doing anything”?
It’s an expectation.
An expectation I’d unconsciously adopted. An expectation that kept telling me I had to “do”, achieve, check things off for Monday to be a success, for the week to be a success.
But when I slowed down I realized that’s not my truth.
Yet, by operating from the expectation that Monday has to be filled with ‘checking items off’ I continually set myself up for frustration and disappointment week after week.
Noticing this opened the possibility to change, to transform.
If your life was exactly the way you want it, how would your Mondays look? How would you feel moving through the day?
If my life was exactly the way I want it, my Mondays would look very much like that one was. They would be chilled out days where I’m in flow with full permission to spend hours creating my life on the pages of my journal and filling up with inspiration before doing any “work”. And I’d operate with total faith that everything that needs to be done will be done.
And so it is.
The life you want isn’t some far off future destination that you’ll one day get to. It’s the place you come from.
It’s how you BE that allows your physical reality to match up with the dream you have for your life.
It’s this work of aligning your thoughts, feelings, and actions with your dream life that matters. This is the work that moves you into living your dreams.
Your inner world creates your outer world. Always.
Release unaligned expectations and get aligned with your soul and then from that place take action.
Remember, you absolutely can Love Your Life and Live Your Dreams. It all begins within.