I have made a conscious effort to stop complaining. Maybe we’ve had this conversation before.. If we have I’m sorry (but not sorry!) if we haven’t it’s something that needs to be said.
I pulled a friend up on the fact that they complain a lot and always seem to be quite negative and do you know what they said?
“You complain too you know” I was quick to respond “Not as much as you!”
So since that conversation we’ve been pulling each other up on how much the other complains.
Even when they are not here and I feel like I am complaining I stop and I have to think about what it is I am actually complaining about. Is it something I have complained about before? If so, why am I still complaining about the same thing? Why haven’t I done anything about it? If it’s something I haven’t complained about before.. Is there something that can be done about it?
Why complain about anything, you ask? I think it’s something we’ve all grown accustomed to doing and because everyone else does it it seems like it’s the norm when it’s not. Since when did it become the norm to be miserable. To sit in unhappiness content in complaining but not doing anything to change the situation into a better one?
I like to think that I am a doer and not a complainer.. And should I feel the urge to complain once it’s out of my system it should be gone. When it starts to linger is when the problems start.
If I am going through something I will scream, cry, stamp my feet and complain about how it isn’t fair. I get it all out of my system and I move on. Don’t dwell. Don’t linger any longer than necessary.
Choose to be thankful for whatever the situation is instead of complaining. A lot of the time it is how we react to something more than what that something is that dictates whether or not it becomes a thorn in our side.
Now this post may seem like a lot of mumbo jumbo, but I can assure you.. It’s not. There is always method to my madness.. Maybe not a structured and coherent organised method but some sort of organised chaos.
Bottom line.. If you skipped everything else and jumped straight to the end.. Stop complaining.