When we have a bad day or something doesn't go the way we had hoped, it can be tempting and sometimes even gratifying to complain. However, the benefits of complaining are short-lived. When we take a moment to acknowledge how we feel after a complaint session, we may be surprised to discover that we usually feel worse.
Complaining is draining and does not provide long-term satisfaction because we are not fixing any problems. Especially if we are complaining about something we can't change, like the weather or the day of the week. If you can't change it, let it go! If you think you can change it for the better, then spend your energy on the solution rather than complaining about the problem.
"We start to create enduring happiness when we cease to complain about anything and try to find the remedies for everything." ~ Debasish Mridha, M.D.
Ultimately, complaining makes us feel worse rather than better, and if we aren't careful, complaining can become a habit.
A negative mind will never give you a positive life.
When you wake up each morning, what are your first thoughts? Are you looking forward to your day, ready to make the most of your experiences, or are you already complaining about the day ahead?
You deserve good experiences, so if you catch yourself complaining, shift your focus to what's working rather than what's not. Life will always have ups and downs. Which one is getting more of your time?