I’ve covered many times in recent months about how our expectations affect our mood.

Expecting behaviour from others that we don’t always display ourselves………..

That we maybe haven’t even verbalized to them……….

Let alone got their agreement to……..

Is inviting frustration (and associated moods).

It’s important to differentiate here between agreements and expectations.

Expectations are our thing.

Changing them isn’t a “lowering of standards” as we might like to tell ourselves.

It’s more an acceptance that, like we wouldn’t like other people to control our behaviour, we can’t control theirs.

Getting agreement from and working together with other people in order to gain a mutually beneficial situation is one thing.

But epectations are just premeditated resentments.

And dropping (or, at least, challenging) those premeditated resentments can be massively beneficial to our mood and mental health (as can clicking this link —> www.myrise.co.uk/apply) .

Much love,

Jon ‘Manslaughter’ Hall


RISE in Macclesfield was established in 2012 and specialise in Group Personal Training weight loss programmes for those that don’t like the gym and find diets boring and restrictive!

Jon Hall
Jon Hall

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