Day 22: Transform Stress into Courage and Confidence
Do you know how to focus on a solution?
When it comes to life challenges and difficulties, are you part of the problem or part of the solution?
Do you whine and complain or do you work on figuring out how to relieve stress from your life?
I have some tough words to share with you today and for some of you, it will not be the easiest thing to read.
Why am I sharing this?
Because it’s important to me to see you succeed.
I want to see you make a real positive change in your life when it comes to your level of stress and self-confidence.
Learn how to focus on a Solution!
Complaining Does You No Good
I get it. It feels good to complain and let off a little steam from time to time.
I’m not saying you should never complain.
I’m not saying that there isn’t a time and a place when you should launch a legitimate complaint.
What I’m trying to tell you is that it’s often a waste of time to whine and complain about your situation.
Complaining without action and a desire to bring about change does you no good!
Worse yet…it actually hurts your self-confidence.
When you focus on complaining, you’re embracing the role of a victim and that’s not a powerful role at all.
It’s a passive role. You’re accepting what’s dealt to you.
Learn How to Stop Complaining and How to Focus on A Solution Instead
The good thing when you stop complaining is that you have a lot of time and energy for more productive things.
Instead complaining, I want you to channel that energy into taking action and making a difference.
For example, instead of complaining that your kids never clean their room, get in there with them and create a system.
Take the time to teach them how to clean their room.
For younger kids, teach them to keep their rooms clean and organized with this handy toy organizer.
For older kids or teenagers, help them get rid of unsightly clutter and keep their rooms organized with storage cube organizers.
With older children and teenagers, shelves constantly look messy, but these cube organizers look AMAZING!
Going forward, make them responsible for keeping it tidy and make sure there are consequences when it doesn’t happen.
Taking action and doing something about the circumstances or things you don’t like is very empowering.
Think back on a time when you’ve taken a stand or done something to change your situation instead of complaining about it.
I bet your stress levels plummeted and your confidence went through the roof once you started talking action.
From here on out, I want you to think of complaining as a clue to take action.
When you hear yourself complain about something, or when you start thinking about complaining, stop and ask yourself this question…
“What can I do about it“?
What can you do to change and improve the situation?
That is a much more productive use of your time and energy than whining and complaining.
It’s also a great way to beat stress, build your courage and boost your self-confidence.