I ran the bayrun again last night. I broke my personal record by 21 seconds! I didn’t intend on breaking any records, I just wanted to run. I’m quite happy with averaging at a speed of 6 or so km/hour. But there’s something else that I achieved yesterday during my run.
I didn’t complain.
Not once. There was no verbalised “I’m dying!!!”, “I want to stop!!”, or “Oh my gosh!!”. Oh, and no grunting too :P.
I’d really like to continue working on not being a whinger. I’m going to tackle each area of my life, one at a time.
I need to not complain:
- when I’m driving and people cut in, or when people are driving too slowly, and when people don’t indicate to merge or turn… and everything else…
- when it’s a hot day/cold day (pretty much stating the obvious there)
- when I feel as though I have too much work to do
- when the food doesn’t taste good
- when I feel as though I’m being treated unfairly – by anyone (friends, family, colleagues, randoms at the supermarket…)
- when I’m feeling tired or lazy and I don’t want to do anything
Instead of complaining… I need to accept:
- that there are crazy people on the road. God save their souls
- that the weather here is bipolar and that’s just the way it is
- that there is a lot of work to do, and just do it. Start from the smallest/doable task and work my way up the mountain
- that I’m not entitled to delicious food every meal, and that I just need something to sustain my energy levels
- that some people can be very mean and unkind – and the way they treat me is a reflection of who they are and not who I am.
- that life = working your butt off