Complaining is a really bad habit. It drains the joy out of living and can put others off you. Stop complaining!
1. Change your perception
Moaning doesn’t get you anywhere. It’s better to make a plan to resolve what is bugging you.. Ask others for their input on how they see the situation. You might find that all that’s needed is a change of perception for the problem to go away. Otherwise try and change what’s bugging you.
For example, if you don’t like your job, stop complaining about it, rather do something about it. If it’s really awful, quit or change your perception. When you’re ready to complain, just remember to be thankful that you have a job.
2. When you feel the urge to complain ‘let it go‘.
Mentally place your complaint in a balloon and let it go. Like attracts like. Focus on what’s good, consciously not complaining about what is wrong and you’ll be surprised at the change in your life.
For example, if you put on a pair of glasses with purple lenses, everything you look at will have a purple tint to it. If you view the world through the lenses of a complainer, everything you look at will have a negative tint to it. Try putting on those ‘rose colored spectacles’
Make a conscious choice not to complain or be negative whenever you do feel the urge. Continue to do this until your thoughts become positive.
3. Complaining zaps your energy
Our thoughts affect our behavior. When you have positive thoughts you feel good about yourself and you’re ready to take on the world. When you think negative thoughts, you just want to curl up in bed, pull the covers over your head and have a ‘pity-party’. Poor me! You do have control over how you let your thoughts affect you. Have some time-out when you’re tempted to complain. Do some activity to take your mind off what’s bothering you.
4. Make your complaining pay
Every time you catch yourself complaining set aside some money for charity. Set aside a jar for this purpose.
5. How do you want to spend your time?
Complaining saps your energy, being positive is invigorating.
Complaining is a bad habit and can be changed with practice. Your time is precious, why waste it on complaining? Action is what is needed.
Read the original article by aimwell on www.scam.com.