Today I had a coffee at my favorite place. I was sitting by the window watching people, dogs and cars passing by, just minding myself, if it wasn’t for the guys sitting next to me. It was impossible not overhearing their conversation.
Couple of days ago I read an article in swedish about how complaining affects your brain. And that is not in a good way. Here you find another one in english. I thought of this article while listening to these guys.
Complaining is a good thing. If you lose your job, can’t find somewhere to live or if you are in constant pain then you need to let some steam out. But there are some people to which complaining is a way of living, a bad habit. By repeating this bad habit you also repeat and enforce negative thought in your brain and spending time in a negative spiral instead of channeling that power into something more productive. Some scientist say that by constantly being frustrated the brain will be exposed to the hormone cortisol and adrenalin which eventually will harm that area in the brain.
Things change, life changes, nothing stays the same. So why do we get so upset over things we can not control and why do we find it so difficult to adapt to changes. Putting that energy into positive thinking.
Where ever I go and what ever I do I always keep my mobile in my hand. The only reason is that it is also my camera. The best camera is the one you carry and keep ready in case there is something interesting to take a photo of. So I bumped into one of my friends the other day, we talked briefly, me leaving soon, and my friend asked me What if your mobile gets stolen. The day after I thought of that question and to me, there is only one right answer. Shit happens, deal with it.
That is probably one of the most important inner tools I need to bring along on my journey. Obstacles will occur, no doubt about that. It is about how to approach them, how to handle them and how much of my energy I will let them consume.
Reducing energy losses starts with empowering yourself.