Turning Complaints into Contentment will change your life but it can feel overwhelming. Complaining like many other things can become just that – a habit. When you learn to curb your complaints, you’ll notice a shift in your life.
Learning to lessen the frequency of your complaints doesn’t mean that you’ll never feel negative emotions again or that things won’t ever upset you. However, making a concerted effort to stop complaining is about your overall mindset and the frequency with which you complain.
Changing your ways and adopting a new mindset won’t happen overnight, but it’s definitely worth the effort. Constant complaining can become a cycle that’s hard to stop. People will begin to form an impression of you based on your moaning and groaning. Unfortunately, that impression is usually a negative one.
There are tons of benefits to adopting a cheerier disposition. In addition to leaving a better impression on others and improving your reputation, you’ll simply feel better as you develop a more positive mindset. People who complain often feel that they have no choices or that life is something that just happens to them. They don’t feel in control of their circumstances. When you shift that mindset, you’ll start to feel empowered and in charge. Taking a proactive approach to your life puts you in the driver’s seat.
Quick story! Until my son was in his fight for his life, I complained about the crappy life I was living. I was living in poverty and barely surviving. It was a challenge to keep a roof or even food on our table. Every day we got up and did what we had to do but it just never felt like it was enough. It was easy to complain about all the things and just be in the constant state of misery – even though we didn’t want that, it just seemed that what it is.
Anyway, in 2008 my son underwent organ transplant surgery and it was dicy for a long time and we weren’t really sure if he’d ever walk out of the hospital. And every day, he showed up, doing the therapies he had to do without complaint. He just did – and I noticed. So I decided that if he can endure all the things in his recovery, then I could stop complaining about my life. The reality is complaining doesn’t change your life.
Turning complaints into contentment and try to look on the bright side isn’t just fluff. It truly will bring good things to your world. You’ll start to notice less anger and hostility, along with the host of negative emotions that go along with them. Everything won’t seem so overwhelming and difficult.
When you take on a more positive view by making real efforts to limit your bemoaning, optimism is a natural result. You’ll simply feel more content in every aspect of your life. No, it won’t be easy.