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Everything in my life is a first world problem

Perspective. It’s something I’m really horrible about. The reality of my life is that everything is a first world problem. There is nothing that I can legitimately complain about in this life. I have my health, my family, a roof over my head, food to eat, and so much more. There are many on this earth that have life far harder than I have.

I’ve found myself complaining a lot lately. Complaining does no good, and I know this, yet I do it anyway. And it begins this downward cycle of more complaining.  Nothing I complain about, though, even matters. I mean, it matters to me in that very short term, but long term? I’m not going to remember next week/month/year about whatever it is that I’m letting impact my life negatively in that moment.

Everything in my life is a first world problem. And as I sit here and think about it, I think what I need is a little more gratitude in my life. I can’t help but think that I take everything in my life for granted.

We’re heading into the busy holiday season soon, and I want to go into it with an attitude of mindful gratitude. I want to make real efforts to acknowledge all the good things in my life. When I feel myself starting to complain, I’d really like to be able to recognize it and stop myself. That’s the difficult part. Complaining is a hard habit to break. But it’s a necessary one.

I’m not totally sure how to tackle this, though. But acknowledging there is a problem is the first step, yes?


One comment on “Everything in my life is a first world problem

  1. Esther Hicks always says that what we focus on we get more of. The fact that you’re aware that you’re complaining is good. It gives you the chance to change your thoughts. Change the way you’re thinking and change your life. I remind myself to do this all the time.

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