Joyce Meyer said “If you hear yourself complaining about the same things in your life all the time, then that is an indication you need to change things.”
Change. We don’t like it, but we sure want it!
What do you hear yourself complaining about all the time? What do others say they hear you complain about? How long do you want to live in the complaining mode? Is it fun? Are you happy with it? Do you run off family and friends with your complaints?
NOW is the time to change it and only YOU can do that! If you don’t know where or how to start….here are some tips:
- write down what you complain about (write it all down!)
- find the common denominator (duh….it is you!)
- write down your options
- write down why you want to change
- write down WHEN you begin
I believe inside every person is the knowledge of what must be done to change and improve. You know it, deep inside…you just don’t choose to admit it, or do it. But let me tell you….change doesn’t happen by itself. You have to want it….you have to do it, you have to apply yourself, you have to discipline yourself and you have to sometimes make yourself!
Complaints can be about not having enough time, working too hard, feeling bad or in pain, too fat, depressed, about a certain person, you don’t like church, your neighbor isn’t friendly, you hate politics, and the list can get really long! When you realize you are about to ‘speak’ a complaint…hold that tongue and don’t say it! Don’t even let yourself think it!
I can tell you all change starts with YOU and no one else. They will NEVER change unless they decide to and you cannot control them. BUT you can control yourself!
For me, the decision to do something about it, to get rid of what was holding me back, and to start fresh…. That was my beginning.
Facts: Over-eating is 80% of your reason for how you feel, what you weigh, what you think, how you process and your overall energy level. Your physical condition is based on what you do the other 20%.
Do you really understand that controlling what you put in your mouth could be a huge answer for you! Does the taste of French fries override your desire to feel good? Really? It’s time to rethink! Is it really worth it? So 10 minutes of taste equals a life time of misery?
Eleven years ago I started by giving up anything white. Flour, sugar, potatoes, ….. you get the idea. Then I began walking one mile in the morning and one mile at night, because I couldn’t do it all at once. I kept notes of how I felt and what I had accomplished. I limited my calories to 1200 per day; and limited my carbs, fat, and protein to 33% each per day. (Now we have the LoseIt app and it is perfect to help you with this!)
It seems every few years I have to remind myself to get back to it…..quit taking the easy way out and renew myself. I found myself complaining, tired, grumpy, I hurt and overall had no energy. Then…..I remembered: Give up everything white, eat 1200 calories a day, making sure the carbs, fat and protein is equal (33/33/33) and change up my work out. Yes…CHANGE up my workout. And so I did. Honestly….within 3 days I had my bounce back, I wasn’t grumpy and complaining, I have value, energy and felt good about myself again.
I could give you all the details, BUT YOU NEED TO FIGURE IT OUT YOURSELF….what works for you! To change is to ‘make or become different’. You want it? Then quit complaining and CHANGE.