Do you have expectations going through everyday life? I know I do. I expect friends and family to behave consistently. I expect to be in a good mood most of the time, and I expect time and traffic to flow. We all know that real life doesn't operate that way. Things don't go as planned or expected, and disappointment and frustration result when expectations aren't met.
How do you handle feeling disappointed? I've spent plenty of my life wasting my energy feeling frustrated and fighting what I cannot change. With a little time and enlightenment, I've learned that I prefer to release the need to control something I cannot. I like not wasting energy on peaked, heated emotions. That doesn't change the feeling of disappointment, but it does help me to get to a place of acceptance faster.
When it comes to traffic, you have no control over what other drivers are doing. They can make you late and frustrated.