No Expectations

The phrase, “You should try __!” makes my whole body buzz with the beginnings of overload. Why? Because I take things literally; I think that the speaker truly wants me to branch out and try something new and will be disappointed in me of I don’t. Also, scheduling does not come naturally to me. So, being told to try something automatically fills me with dread at the idea of finding some way to fit in trying a new restaurant, a new workout routine, buying a new dress, etc. However, being aware of all these feelings and what they mean helps! I can speak back to myself: “This person is just recommending for fun. There is no expectation for me to actually do what they suggest.” 

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