expectations

What Causes a 30-year Crisis?

“Don’t let life pass you by!” “When are you getting married?” “Are you planning on having kids?” “Someone your age should…” Anyone nearing thirty has probably heard things like this far too many times. It seems that people have more…

The Dissatisfaction of Perfectionism

Perfectionists look for success relentlessly, but nothing seems to be good enough for them. They often feel dissatisfied due to their high expectations. They always think they could’ve done better. Not reaching their goals makes them feel severely stressed and…

Optimism and Health – Are They Related?

Optimistic people tend to face their problems more effectively. They firmly believe they can do what they want in spite of the adversities, they give up less and their coping style is usually more proactive. Those who are optimistic focus…

How to live out our desires without limitations

We are torn between our desires and the limitations imposed on us. Life continuously poses us challenges and we have to decide which ones to ignore and which ones to face. However, on exceptional occasions we go through extreme situations. These…

Does Exaggerated Romanticism Make Us Unhappy?

There’s a kind of exaggerated romanticism that’s been with us for so long we’ve accepted it as truth. But it has caused problems in our relationships and pushed happiness farther and farther away. It works through the beliefs we have about…