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Acceptance: Realigning Expectations and Extending Grace to Ourselves

Posted on August 29, 2018

"But that's not the way it's supposed to be!" is a common thing we say when our expectations fall short. It happens to all of us. Some members of MyFoodAllergyTeam have found the practice of "allowing and letting be" in the midst of a trying to be a way to minimize anxiety or heaviness.

Mindfulness experts suggest a few ways that we can notice -- not push away -- how we feel during difficult moments. There are physical responses we can notice (heaviness in the shoulders, tightness in the chest), and we should also take note of our emotional responses to disappointment (blame, self-doubt, exasperation). These can be opportunities to realign our expectations and extend grace to ourselves.

Here are recent conversations from MyFoodAllergyTeam:

Share how you respond when things fall short of your expectations in the comments below or directly on MyFoodAllergyTeam.com.

A MyFoodAllergyTeam Member said:

I've had that experience. I normally tell tell them I have the time, even when I don't, for them to recheck the box it came in. If they won't recheck i report them to corporate for being willing to… read more

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