Complaining is Toxic to our Soul

Are you a complainer? I AM GUILTY! I feel that is all I do 😦

When we look at the below w/ fresh eyes, we realise how bad complaining really can be for our mental & physical health.

Below are 10 reasons complaining is toxic for our souls.

  1. Makes things look worse
  2. Becomes a habit
  3. Skews our focus
  4. Increases complaining
  5. Makes people blue
  6. Kills creativity
  7. Rewards negative
  8. Causes bad relationships
  9. Create ‘complaining companions’
  10. Leads to pessimism

 

When I think of the above I think of: Philippians 2:14-16

Do everything without grumbling or arguing, 15 so that you may become blameless and pure, “children of God without fault in a warped and crooked generation.”[a] Then you will shine among them like stars in the sky 16 as you hold firmly to the word of life. And then I will be able to boast on the day of Christ that I did not run or labor in vain.

 

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5 Areas of Therapeutic Self Care

We all think we’ve got it together – but sometimes we really don’t.

Our mind & body are a family. When one is out of whack, the other will go out of whack too.

Below are 5 areas in which we can improve our self care to live a more balanced & care free life.

  • Physical Self Care
    • Exercise
    • Nutrition
    • Water Intake
    • Hydrotherapy
    • Natural Light
    • Sleep
    • Medication
    • Supplements
    • Herbs
    • Acupuncture
    • Breathing
    • Yoga
    • Touch
  • Lifestyle Habits
    • Structure/Routine
    • Time in Nature
    • Fulfilling Work
    • Setting Goals
    • Relaxation
    • Outdoor Activities
    • Humor
    • Music Therapy
    • Creative Self-expression
    • Time for Beauty
    • Stress Reduction
    • Time Management
  • Mental & Emotional Self Care
    • Restructuring Cognitive Processes
    • Practicing Daily Affirmations
    • Releasing Negative Beliefs
    • Taming the Inner Critic
    • Charting your Moods
    • Feeling your Feelings
    • Thinking like an Optimist
    • Keeping a Gratitude Journal
    • Overcoming the Stigma of Depression
    • Self-forgiveness
    • Psychotherapy
    • Healing Family of Origin Issues
    • Working Through Grief
  • Social Support
    • Family
    • Friends
    • Psychiatrist/Therapist
    • Minister
    • Support Group
    • Day Treatment
    • Volunteer Work
    • Pets & Animals
  • Spiritual Connection
    • Prayer
    • Meditation
    • Spiritual Community
    • Inspirational Texts
    • Forgiveness
    • Finding Purpose & Meaning

 

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