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Expectation Hangover: Overcoming Disappointment in Work, Love, and Life

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When our expectations are met and things go according to plan, we feel accomplished, in control, and on track. But when life does not live up to our expectations, we end up with an Expectation Hangover.

Expectation Hangovers happen when a desired result is not met, an outcome is achieved but it does not give us the feelings we thought it would, life throws us a curveball, o
Hardcover, 248 pages
Published October 14th 2014 by New World Library (first published June 10th 2014)
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May 22, 2015 Amanda rated it really liked it
A very solid self help book. Not a lot of earth shattering new breakthroughs, but enough good stuff to ponder.
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Oct 07, 2014 Jen added it
Loved this book! Hit home on so many levels
Aug 20, 2016 Katie rated it liked it
After listening to an interview of the author on a podcast I was very excited to read this book. Unfortunately, it didn't quite live up to my expectations. I guess I need to do some expectation hangover exercises now!

There are some things I really liked about the book. She discusses dealing with expectation hangovers (a term I never quite got used to and always rubbed me raw) on various levels- metal, emotional, physical and spiritual. I like that she deals with spiritual last so that you don't
Jan 01, 2016 Kristen rated it it was amazing
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This is a classic self-improvement and motivational book that can help one get through an "expectation hangover". She discusses expectations and situations that we all experience when it comes to ones personal life, work, family, and love. She is slightly cheesy and cliché in her exercises to help one get through their hard times BUT she does brings to light valid points to help one logically work through their emotions that is common in therapy settings.
Sarah Furan
Oct 28, 2015 Sarah Furan rated it it was amazing
I was looking for a book that would help me help a child in my class who reacts over the top every time he doesn't get his way. I figured this book would talk about dealing with disappointments, and I could use it's tips on this one student. Wow...shortly into this book I felt like it was written for me! This book looks at how we set goals that once achieved, fail to fulfill us, and how we should be looking for fulfillment. I think everyone should read this book.
Mar 09, 2016 Sam rated it liked it
Enjoyed the stories, not so much the "exercises." That said, for those who find comfort in ritual and benefit from structured systems to jumpstart some deeper internal processing... this would seem to be a good resource.
Asun Valle
Dec 14, 2015 Asun Valle rated it really liked it
I enjoy reading this book very much. It's going to be one of those that I will keep going back from time to time.
Me Alley
Oct 27, 2014 Me Alley rated it it was amazing
Loved it!! Christine seems like a good friend with only love for you. The writing exercises were great and helped me work through some of my past disappointments. highly recommended
Lizzie Jones
Mar 16, 2016 Lizzie Jones rated it it was ok
Nothing in this book was particularly helpful or life changing. I felt like much of it seemed fairly obvious.
Tammy Sanders
In order to get the most from this book, you have to do the work she suggests. It makes all the difference!
Dec 30, 2014 Denise rated it it was amazing
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I loved this book! This is really for anyone who's been disappointed in life... Really good, concise information.
Apr 28, 2015 J R rated it it was amazing
Great self-help book. I'm sure this won't be the first time I read this book. Very rare I buy eBooks, but this was a good read and great buy.
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New Agey. I just skimmed it.
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“An expectation is defined as “an eager anticipation for something to happen.” A goal is defined as “a purpose or objective.” When we are clinging to expectations, we are waiting for something to happen and giving our power away.” 2 likes
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