Life is imperfect and for some people, complaining is a way to get or even deflect attention. Notice your own behaviors: • Are they energy draining or energy building? • Are you feeling powerless in a situation or a relationship? • What is your typical response?
Chronic irritability distances you from others. If only they would change, then you might not have anything to object to. Focusing on what others need to do rather than on your own actions avoids the possibility of personal transformation and empowerment. Turn that critical eye inward. • Identify what you would like to create • What are you choosing to modify or eliminate? • Channel the energy • Ask for support from others • Create a plan of action • Engage