Advice: Don’t complain your life away

There is nothing worse than a person who spends there time complaining about their life.

It’s exhausting to be around a fault-finder who grumbles about the food he or she eats, their spouse, their children, the traffic, work and the air they breathe.

We are all entitled to vent and it’s impossible to live life without getting frustrated and wishing some things were different.

The problem is that when you complain, you make yourself a victim and it does not change your circumstance.

In order to be happy in life you have to be brave. You have to accept that things will not always go as planned. That perfection does not exist.

Leading a happy life is about learning how to change your attitude about the not so fun things we have to deal with as adults.

People who complain make constant observations about the things that happen in their life. They find fault in everything.

What they don’t realize is that complaining is a virus that will spread through a home and affect the level of happiness in a household.

Complainers suck the fun out of life and it is draining to be around them. Sharing joy, especially when you are worried is being brave.

Keeping your chin up even during difficult moments takes strength and faith.

When you complain about your problems, you plunge into negativity, when you nag at your spouse or children you pour negativity over your family.

Living life with gratitude is the only way to be happy in life. Be grateful for the little things, and the chaos that family life can sometimes be.

These messy, crazy moments are real and they are what make life worth living.

Creating joy is hard work, but so worth it. Love your life and make the best out of every situation. Focus on the things that go right and let go of the rest.

Be grateful and acknowledge your blessings. And don’t let a day go by without you thanking God for your perfect imperfect life.

Maria Luisa Salcines is a freelance writer, and certified parent coach with The International Network for Children and Families in Redirecting Children’s Behavior and Redirecting for a Cooperative Classroom. Follow her on Twitter @PowerOfFamily, Instagram mlsalcinespoweroffamily or contact her on her blog FamilyLifeandFindingHappy.com.