Almost every form of negative emotion lives in the delta that separates the life we are leading from the life to which we feel we are entitled. Depression, anger, jealousy and resentment all occupy that space between our present day reality and the fantasy version of our existence. The wider the gulf, the more room we have to house an ever growing collection of emotional landmines in the form of self defeating attitudes and behaviors.
The only way to shrink the size of this minefield is to “right size” our expectations and recommit ourselves to achieving them. This dual strategy, combined with a healthy dose of gratitude, will draw the edges of our dreams and our reality close enough together to squeeze out the negativity that lives in the divide. 💛