Complaining: Everyone does it.
Living in a military community, in a desert city, I hear a LOT of people complaining. We all complain constantly. I hear any of the following phrases at least once a day; it’s not green, there are no trees, it’s too hot, there’s nothing to do, it’s so windy. And that’s just about the area we live in, I have not even touched on how much we all can complain about the military it’s self. Trust me, there’s plenty.
Even family members and friends that are outside of the military community complain, CONSTANTLY. Everyone one does it. I am not saying I never complain; I am guilty of it just like the next person. What I am saying is, maybe we should all start to think about what we are complaining about and try to fix that part of our lives.
I notice that when I am around people that complain a lot, I also start to remember what I have to complain about, I start to become wrapped up in this spiral of negative and ungrateful thinking. My mind, body and soul suffers, the people around me seem to become more and more draining. I let go of the house. My dreams and ambitions slowly take a back burner till I am at the point of only doing what I HAVE TO DO. It becomes a downward spiral of…well…DOOM.
That’s not who I am, that’s not how I want to live. I am a beautiful, happy go lucky, full of life person that loves herself and her family and is thankful for the life that the universe has provided.
Is that how you want to live?
It is a journey to get out of a downward spiral of DOOM, which needs to be revisited daily, through practices of gratitude and mindfulness. Use of self love exercises and mantras can help reset your mind to a more positive outlook on life. Decluttering your home and life will also help to remind yourself how grateful you can be of the things you do have (instead of thinking about all of the things we want). There are plenty of ways to help you turn your life around. If you are willing to stop the negative thought cycle and I believe a regular practice of gratitude is a great place to start.
Here are a few ways to help you get started:
- Change your life in 21 days- A 21 day mantra challenge for a brand new you from Bexlife. The 21 day mantra challenge sends a new mantra to your inbox daily. The mantras are helpful with self-esteem, self-worth, body image and motivational. You will also receive a few other gifts. #BlissedIn21
- 31 Day Purge from A Bowl Full Of Lemons. A Bowl Full Of Lemons is a wonderful organizational blog with many articles about how to declutter and organize your life.
- SarahBeth Yoga on YouTube. SarahBeth has many styles of yoga videos on her YouTube channel, from beginner to advanced and even some target area that may need extra attention.
- Danielle Diamond is a mind and body wellness coach who teaches how to live yoga on and off the mat. You can find Danielle on Periscope, at xenstrenght.com, on Facebook in the Xenbliss private group. #breathesmilesweat
Once you start thinking more positively and remember to be thankful regularly, life seems to start to fall back in place. Your relationships will grow with the people that honor your healthy choices and you will know who is truly there for you. Stress will be easier to control and your body will feel better too. You might even start to lose some weight. Becoming grateful and positive is a perfect way to start on your journey towards happiness.
Have you practiced gratitude or complainitude today?