Coaching John

Expectations for the Holidays

We all have expectations, especially around the holiday seasons.

Whether it’s a family gathered together in harmony, a trip to the in-laws, or a quiet time with a few friends, there’s always an idealized picture in our mind of how things are going to be.

It rarely happens.

This leads us to frustration, unhappiness and in some cases anger.


This holiday season let’s approach things a little differently.

The only expectations that you can control are of yourself. You can have a desire that others will do something, but realize that you have no control over them.

If you set expectations of yourself to be present in the moment, understand that we are all imperfect and in process, and enjoy people for who and where they are, you’ll have a great holiday season.

Experience your holiday with no expectations of others, it will make for an enjoyable holiday!