Complaining Is a Wasted Time

The average person complains between 15 and 30 times a day.

In minutes, we may spend up to 15 minutes of our day complaining about things happening to us. Some complaints are short but frequent, and some can take up a whole conversation.

That is exhausting.

Though complaining is normal as it helps us verbalize our feelings, emotions, and reactions to the world, when we do it too often, it only wastes our time while bringing no joy or solutions to our so-called problems.

Expressing discontent or resentment is essential, but while we think we may be just venting, what we are doing seriously impacts our happiness.

In the past weeks, I have been observing myself and generally people around me, trying to understand why we complain and what happens when we do so.

This is what I got.

Complaining is an unmet need, and we need to learn to treat it as such. Instead of going around pouring negativity all day, take a moment to reflect on your need to complain. Is it because you want attention, want to express discontent, or genuinely need someone to talk things with?

“The only thing complaining produces is waste both your time and mine.” — Martin Rooney.



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