Stress Freedom Friday: How Complaining Causes Stress

Stress is a part of life. It hits you before you know it. Sometimes you don’t even realize you are stressed until you start experiencing some physical signs of stress like headaches or neck aches.

Many people also complain without realizing it. How many times have you been stuck in traffic or on a long line at the grocery store and find yourself mumbling and grumbling under your breathe? Guilty here.

The problem with complaining is, it’s not helpful. It does nothing to improve the situation or state you find yourself in.

Stop complaining. Of course, it’s easier said than done. Complaining is like breathing to most people. Uncomfortable circumstances will automatically trigger one to start speaking right in line with what’s going on.

Here’s a startling fact…….

Giving negative voice (complaining) to your negative circumstances causes you to feel more stress. Your words are therefore agreeing with what you are experiencing.

The Bible says life and death are in the power of the tongue. Basically, you can have what you say. So, the next time you catch yourself complaining, think about the fact that you are making matters worst.

Again, easier said than done but with practice it can be done. Besides, life is a journey – not a sprint. You may as well work on the things that need improving while you can right?

This post is a part of the Balancing Life series of posts

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