Want to Be Happy? Stop Doing This…
Posted July 1, 2013on:
Sometimes things just don’t go well – people treat you badly, you don’t get what you want, and life beats you down.
Don’t you just hate that?
The real question is – what do you do next? Odds are you keep replaying the situation in your mind, and then talk to others about it, looking for agreement and support. I know because I have done it.
When you do this you are putting your focus on what did not work, which only makes you feel worse. It is like bathing in discontent and unhappiness all day, week, month, or maybe even years.
And then, you share that feeling with others, which impacts how they feel too. Very few people enjoy being with a complainer. Some may avoid you and others may just tune you out. Either way you are not connecting or feeling heard.
Complaining is a habit. One that impacts you and those around you in a negative way. The good news is that habits can be changed. Here are some steps that can support you in that process:
- Recognize it is a habit and make a decision to let it go.
- Visualize how your life will improve when you stop complaining.
- Focus on the blessings in your life.
- Write 5 things you are grateful for each day.
- Empower yourself by taking action to change what you don’t like.
So, I have a challenge for you. Are you willing to give up complaining for at least one week? It’s not something you will regret and I would love to hear how it goes. You can share your experience in the comments section of this blog.
Let’s all enjoy a complaint free week!