Stop With The Whining

I love to bitch about things. Bad customer service in a restaurant. Some douchebag behaving like a douchebag. Another systemic failure of government.

Bitching’s fun.

It can be a great outlet, and sometimes I’ll even allow clients 90 seconds for a BMW burst (that’s Bitch, Moan and Whine) at the start of a session to get it out of their system.

But sometimes it reminds you only of the detail of life and none of the big picture stuff. The really important things. The really meaningful things. The really beautiful things.

So here’s what I want you to do…

  1. The next time you start bitching, moaning and whining to someone – or even just in your head – take a breath and notice what’s about to happen.
  2. Resist the temptation to dive in and vent. It is tempting, but all you need is to interrupt yourself for a moment.
  3. Look for a way to praise, empathise with or appreciate the situation. What’s a way you can find a thread of value in things, just as they are?
  4. Have that thread of value take centre stage. Have that be your experience.
  5. Repeat steps 1 to 4 for the next 7 days.

Let me know what happens in the comments…

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