Just when I thought the no TV for 24 hours challenge was rough, today’s task for the reset is no complaining for 24 hours.
Looks like I picked the wrong day to stop sniffing glue. *
Since I can’t hang out in bed all day, and my guys are back**, I have to do a MAJOR attitude check.
No complaining. Yikes! Whatever will I talk about today?
Well, there are many things I have discovered four hours into this challenge.
1. Stinking thinking takes the responsibility off of me. By allowing myself to complain, I don’t have to take ownership of mishaps or my part in the problem. By facing things head on, I have to be part of the solution.
2. Pushing the negativity aside is akin to taking a giant weight off of my back. Since I’m focusing on the positive, I can appreciate the things I normally take for granted.
3. Less wrinkles. Again, since my thinking is geared toward the positive, I eschew the scowl that normally accompanies my criticism. I’m looking for and at the positive in everything and allowing myself to enjoy the silliness and life in general.
4. My creativity is going to skyrocket. As a mum, a chum, a wife, a servant, I have multiple opportunities during any given day to kvetch. Each time I find myself spiraling into a complaint, I have to find something, ANYTHING, to change the way I see something. So when the furry alarms woke me up WAAAAYYY before I planned to leave the bed, I used that time to catch up on my 90 Day Bible reading. When the Boy dragged his feet this morning, I let him drag and made him a snack for camp and drew a silly face on the bag***.
Hanging a sign: Complaint Window is Closed. Tx, Management.
***It’s like Twitter read my mind!***
One of the tweets that makes this challenge real:
“@JeanetteJenkins: When you speak negatively you block the flow of positive energy into your life. #Empowerment”
*From the movie Airplane
**That post is forthcoming.
***Which was immediately replaced by a blank bag. “I’m not a baby!” I was told in a huffy, resembling The Teen tone.
~ Posted on the fly by Mrsrkfj