I'm probably the worst blogger ever, but I've been gone for a minute. School and life got in the way for a moment but I'm here again with a new post!
I'm all about self-improvement and one of the things that I have been trying to work on is not complaining. I'll admit that I'm a whiner. I whine about everything. "This is too hard!" "This class is so pointless," "Why don't I have more money," "Why can't I look like so and so," blah blah blah... It's very annoying. So I make a vow each morning to try to go the whole day without complaining.
This is why I (and all of us) should stop complaining. When there is a problem in your life, you have two options: 1. change it, or 2. accept it. There are some things that we have no control over, like certain health issues, losing a job, a death in the family, etc. Those things have to be accepted. You just trust that God put those obstacles in your life to make you a better person and try to be at peace about it. Easier said than done, but that's really the only thing you can do. The other problems in your life can be changed.
When you feel a complaint enter your mind, just ask yourself "Am I willing to change this?"
I had an old coworker who CONSTANTLY complained! She was such a dark cloud and I could feel the whole atmosphere change as soon as she walked through the door :-( Before I could even say hello, she would start bitching about something. "I'm sick of this job," "I'm ready to move out of my mom's house," "I need a new car," "I can't fit my clothes anymore," "I miss my ex-boyfriend," blah blah blah... I wanted to be rude and tell her all of these things can be fixed if she stopped being lazy and tried to fix them! She could fill out job applications, find a better career so she could move out and get the car, go to the gym and eat a salad every once in a while... but she would rather sit around and complain all day.
As the old saying goes, happiness is a choice. 90% of the time, if you are unhappy it's because you CHOOSE to be.* If you're in a dead end relationship, just leave. If you hate your job, find a new one. If you want a better body, go to the gym. If you are a Debbie Downer, I encourage you to just wake up each day and decide that you will not complain under any circumstances. When you feel a complaint enter your mind, just ask yourself "Am I willing to change this?" If the answer is no, just be happy and keep going on with your life. Clearly, your situation can't be too bad if you are unwilling to change it, right? If the answer is yes, take action to change it! Just STOP COMPLAINING and be grateful for all of the wonderful things that you have!
Be blessed everyone!
*That statistic is 100% made up :-)
Whitney is currently an exhausted teacher, a loving daughter, an annoying little sister, and a devoted wife. :-)