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Reality vs Expectations Worksheets

Amanda Knowles

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On this page we will provide you with a Reality vs Expectations Worksheets. It will help you to stay positive by staying close to reality.

What is Reality vs Expectations Worksheets?

In order to stay happy and prosperous, the way to remain happy is to lower down your expectations. Our expectations are most of the times higher than the reality itself, which creates a state of unhappiness and ungratefulness.  

Expectations and reality are like two faces of the same coin. The unsaid hidden cause of any problem in our life is mostly due to the higher expectations and underestimating the power of reality. One of the major reasons for mental health issues and our day to day problems are the inconsistencies between reality and our expectations. Therefore it is very important to create a healthy balance among these two.

How Reality vs Expectations Worksheets will help?

The worksheet will help you to create the perfect formula for happiness and contentment in your life which is creating balance between the reality and your expectations. The core issue behind every problem mostly is our ability to expect more and believe that the reality or things will change, but it takes time for things to change. 

Instructions on how to use the Reality vs Expectations Worksheets

The worksheet will help you to change your thoughts by maintaining a balance between your reality and expectations.

You can download this worksheet here.

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On this page we provided you with a Reality vs Expectations Worksheets, which hopefully helped you to stay positive by staying close to reality.

If you have any questions or comments please let us know.


The worksheets on this site should not be used in place of professional advice from a mental health professional. 

You should always seek help from a mental health professional or medical professional. We are not providing any advice or recommendations here.

There are various resources where you can seek help.

You could use Online-Therapy if you feel you need counselling.

If you live in the UK then this list of resources from the NHS may help you find help.

If you live in the USA then you could contact Mental Health America who may be able to assist you further.

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Amanda Knowles

Amanda Knowled is an Applied Psychologist, with a deep interest in psychopathology and neuropsychology and how psychology impacts and permeates every aspect of our environment. She has worked in Clinical settings (as Special Ed. Counselor, CBT Therapist) and has contributed at local Universities as a Faculty member from time to time. She has a graduate degree in English Literature and feels very connected to how literature and psychology interact. She feels accountable and passionate about making a "QUALITY" contribution to the overall global reform and well-being. She actively seeks out opportunities where she can spread awareness and make a positive difference across the globe for the welfare of our global society.