Lately, I’ve been attempting to clean up annoying habits. Habits that I don’t necessarily notice until I start being mindful of them, then realize exactly how often I’m doing X annoying thing. You feel me here?
Of course I’m not ever going to be perfect, but I do think it’s important to better myself as much as possible. That involves removing habits that I’m not proud of or don’t add positivity to my days.
I’ve been doing well with the challenges of cutting out judgement and gossip, and feel wayyy better. Sure, I’ve slipped here and there, but I’ve thoroughly enjoyed making the challenge ongoing. After putting more focus into removing those toxic things, I’m able to notice when the thoughts creep in and then have the choice of what I do with them.
Since I’m at a good point with those past challenges, I wanted to introduce a new one this week. Ready for it?
Challenge: Quit complaining
This one embarasses me because I understand how incredibly lucky I am. I live in a safe neighborhood with a roof over my head and food on the table, so the fact that I complain often is simply not acceptable. Especially when so many of the complaints are #firstworldproblems. “Ugh, I’m so bloated from eating too much.” “I’m sooo busy with all these events.” “My car is making a weird sound.”
Not only is it ungrateful, but how annoying. Please, please tell me I’m not the only one who does this?!
Either way, I’m officially focusing on limiting my complaining as much as possible—this week for sure, and hopefully for life. I’m going to get better at writing down what I’m grateful for on a daily basis as well, I think it might help.
Who’s coming on the no-complaining train with me?