“Expectations are pre-planned resentments…be careful!”
When I am giving my 10th Step inventory to my sponsor each night, I go over with her my plans for what I anticipate the following day will bring. Both a food plan and a plan of action. However, I KNOW that what I anticipate rarely is what happens because life is messy and unpredictable! So I stay away from expectations about tomorrow. When life doesn’t play out according to my expectations then my emotions take control. It is a nuanced approach to life that I have begun to fully appreciate: anticipate and plan for tomorrow but don’t harbor expectations about tomorrow. I must have a plan to deal with life but my plan must be flexible enough to deal with life!