Written By: Deanna
Have you seen this quote? I like it, a lot and I have for a long time. I love the idea of challenging yourself to be happier. So, I decided to give it a shot - after all what did I have to lose, right?
Today, I want to tell you all about how that day went... and it didn't go too bad if I do say so myself!
The one thing I notice about half way though the day, was that I'm not a very complain-y person. I don't complain a lot, but that doesn't mean I'm not negative. So, it was easy for me not to complain, what I had to change was being negative. After all, I wanted a challenge and not complaining wasn't challenging enough for me.
After I made that modification, I had the chance to really sink into this and see how it was going to go. I have to admit, I was pretty amazed. The best part to me was that I was more aware of my negative thoughts, and negative people around me. It really put things in to perspective about how I was thinking and all the time I was wasting being snarky. Which meant, I had something to focus on not doing.
The question now is ~ can someone force themselves not to be negative and/or complain?
I believe the answer is year, from my experience. Did I make it the whole day without complaining? Yes. Did I make it the whole day without being negative? No, but I was able to catch myself when I was being negative and that meant I was able to keep myself in check and ensure I wasn't getting caught up in being that way. It meant I was able to learn from my own experiences and be able to challenge myself again in the future.
I wish I'd kept track of everything throughout the day, so I could give you a detailed account, but the truth is that it was a pretty normal day. I walked my dog, worked out, did some stuff around the house for my grandma - nothing special, except for the fact that I felt I had a mission. A challenge that I wanted to rise to.