Eliminate Complaining

 

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So yesterday was quite a day for me. I mentioned it briefly and the day did not get much better. Hubby didn’t get home from work until after midnight, Copley woke up and wanted to play at 4:50 AM and I’m emotionally exhausted.

And just as we make plans and God laughs, God knows when you need something.

And today I needed a swift kick in the butt. A reminder that life is actually really great: I have a wonderful, loving husband, our dog is the cutest thing on the planet, we are embarking on our next life adventure, our jobs are fulfilling and pay the bills plus extras, our family and friends are the most amazing people ever and, overall, we are the luckiest people.

I was perusing Levo.com and stumbled upon an article about the 4 resolutions you should make in your career in 2016. And number 4: Eliminate Complaining.

Wow! What a perfect time in my life to read something like that. Seriously, no one wants to hear a complainer and after a little reflection, I realized that’s all I’ve been doing the last few days. I’ve been complaining that Hubby has been working nonstop (and complaining to my mom because I feel badly that he’s been working so much and know that he would much rather be home with me), complaining that our move isn’t going as smoothly as I want, complaining that there’s just too much to do and not enough time. Just down right complaining.

Instead, I should be remembering that Hubby has a great job that is challenging for him, he’s passionate about and pays him well. I should remember that our move is a great opportunity; a time to expand our horizons, to explore a new culture, to travel and to grow as individual and a couple. I should celebrate that my time is not spent wondering how I will pay for my kids’ lunches or mortgage or if a collector is going to call me today.

Life is good. And while there will always be a bad day…or a bad month….I’m lucky.

What’s a career resolution you want to make in 2016? Do you notice yourself complaining?

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