EP #320: Midlife Expectations and You


What You’ll Learn from this Episode About Midlife Expectations and You:

  • What midlife expectations are like for you in your life.
  • Why it’s important to notice when expectations help you and when they don’t help you.
  • Why having expectations for other people in your life can be painful for you.
  • How gratitude relates to having midlife expectations.
  • Why you might want to let go of certain expectations.
  • Why some expectations can be good for you.

Welcome to another episode of the Women in the Middle Podcast

Today’s podcast episode is about midlife expectations and the positive and negative ways they affect you.

Expectations are quite interesting. They can mean different things at different times for different people.

It’s common in midlife to have lots of expectations. Some you may be aware of; some you may not be aware of.

You likely have expectations about people.

You likely have expectations about things.

You likely have expectations about events.

You likely have expectations of yourself.

There can be some problems with expectations too in that they don’t always serve you, like when there’s a gap between your expectations and reality.  It’s important to be aware of your thoughts so you can assess expectations in your life and how they make you feel.

It’s also interesting that expectations can be related to gratitude and being in the present moment. This episode will get you thinking about whether or not your expectations are serving you!

Please enjoy this episode!

Related Information

Free Resources

Book: The Practicing Mind, by Tom Sterner

Podcast Episode: https://suzyrosenstein.com/podcast/ep-156-finding-joy-in-the-present-moment-with-tom-sterner-author-of-the-practicing-mind/

Podcast Episode: How Your Expectations of Others Are Making You Suffer https://suzyrosenstein.com/podcast/manual/

Free Worksheet: Thought Awareness in Midlife https://suzyrosenstein.com/women-in-the-middle/ 

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