As I was laying down in my bed one night, feeling exhausted, overwhelmed and completely drained, it came to my awareness that I just had a very bad day!
Yet, I also realized at the same time that it was a NORMAL day of my life. Nothing really bad had happened that day. No accident, everyone was healthy, no financial crisis, good internet connection!!!
That night in my bed I was able to point out that what had drained and wasted my day was all my complaining.
I remember telling myself: “Wait a minute… I chose to have 3 kids, I chose to become an Entrepreneur, I chose to live in Los Angeles… why am I acting like a victim?”
That night I understood that one day I was going to die and I refused to realize that I had spent my entire life, resisting my life!
I want to enjoy my kids while they are little. I DO NOT WANT to waste this precious life of mine any longer. I want to BE present to what my day has to offer even if it’s sometimes messy and surely not always very “sexy” with carpool, house chores, clients meetings, skipped lunches and the usual procrastinating.
So that’s how I decided to start to stop resisting my life – by not complaining at all for 21 days in a row! I was curious to see what would happen.
I’ve been living in the United States for sixteen years now, and this type of challenges is quite common here *: to stop smoking, to meditate, to lose weight, to be grateful… so I told myself that there was no going back, I had to do it and succeed for myself, my life, my family.
I asked myself: “What would my life look like if I could stop complaining? What if I could just change this habit of wording every frustration that I am facing in my day? Would I be more happy? Would I be able to lay in my bed at night feeling peaceful and satisfied?
Little did I know what I was getting into!
I have got to admit that the very next day when I woke up I thought to myself: “Was I drunk last night? It is really NOT a good time to stop complaining… I have way too much on my plate right now… I don’t want to add yet another commitment! Forget it!”
But a few months later inspired by Gandhi and his “Be the change you want to see in this world”, I took the leap and started to transform my life one day at a time.
With this blog I share my journey, my story as a mom, as an entrepreneur, as a busy ambitious woman.
I am currently in the process of getting my book translated in English. But until then I wanted to get started with this blog.
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*The most common ones are found in Edwene Gaines The Four Spiritual Laws of Prosperity and Will Bowen’s A Complaint Free World.
Love and Respect,
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