There has been absolutely loads of things I have started to try to action in my life this year so that I might try to become a better version of myself. I’m not suggesting I’m even near where I want to be. Or that I’m trying to be some idea of perfect. That’s not really the point. The point is as long as I’m trying each and every day to be a better version of myself than I was yesterday then I am happy.
In my experience this takes constant checking in and reassessing and I slip into old ways, habits, patterns whatever you want to call them. I try not to sweat it when I do though and I just reassess and get right back on with trying to be better.
So one of the latest ‘strategies’ we’ll call them that I’m trying to implement is to stop complaining. I thought this one would be a cinch as I didn’t think I complained much at all. You can guess what happened next right?
The very first day I set the intention to stop complaining I noticed myself (before I spoke) wanting to communicate a frustration that I was having. A complaint if you will. I have to be honest and say I got annoyed with myself as I really didn’t think that I complained much at all and here I am literally only a few hours after setting the intention and I’am lost for words as I found myself falling into a habitual communication that was definitely a complaint.
I found this exercise really powerful as I got to see into my patterns of behaviour. The massive win is that I noticed myself slipping into what I want to be a past habit rather than just being in it. This is absolutely huge for me and anyone that tries an exercise like this I guess.
Although I didn’t like who I was when I caught myself wanting to complain the super positive to be taken from it was that I noticed or observed it for what it is and became much more aware of my actions so that I could aim to be better moving forward as that is all any of us can possibly hope for.
Maybe you could try the same? Even for a day? Maybe you don’t complain at all? Maybe you do? I’m going to keep going with it anyway as I really really don’t want to complain about anything as I don’t think it is something that serves me at all.
Thanks for reading and let me know your thoughts in the comments about Complaining, your efforts to change any habits that you feel don’t serve you or anything else that you think is relevant. I’m going to keep setting the intention and I’ll check in again next week with Part 2. Why not join me?
Until next week #onlypositivevibes