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What Not Complaning for 22 Days Does To You

Was I completely complain-free the entire time? Certainly not (but trust me, I truly gave it my all), which makes my blog post title a bit misleading, I know. However, throughout this short span of time, I became more conscious of my thoughtsespecially the negative ones. I made a few discoveriesthe most notable one being: Complaining can actually be addicting. Once you make one negative statement, it’s easy  to continue digging that hole and dwelling in iteventually getting lost in it completely. Before you know it, the sunlight won’t be able to peer in to remind you that there is a light aspect to life. Nothing is ever 100% darkness.

Also, it’s easy to connect with others via talking about woes, day-to-day mishaps, and my all-time favorite thing to complain about… The weather. Something I have NO control over! It’s a bit humorous how the human mind manages to do that.

In general, lessening the frequency of making complaints, allows more room for gratitude and appreciation to seep into your heart and flourish. That’s only the first step, though. You eventually want to vanquish such an nonconstructive thing from your life once and for all.

This is what I’ll leave you with: Focusing on not complaining isn’t the answer to being happier… Simply focus on being a more grateful, compassionate, and humble person… Rest assured that everything will fall into place from there.

PS: Fellow Positivity Seekers…
An inspirational movie I highly recommend:
Hector and the Search for Happiness. (It’s on Netflix.) 🙂



Evy Zen (formerly Eva PoeteX) is a mystic poetess, eclectic artist, fiction writer, and wellness advocate who calls the Greater Cleveland area home sweet home. Born a Clevelander with a Greek lineage, the arts started being a major part of her life the moment she picked up her first crayon. To date, dozens of Evy's writings have been featured in publications like Thought Catalog, The Journey Magazine, and Journey of the Heart: Women's Spiritual Poetry. As a spoken word poet, she has also had the opportunity to collaborate with numerous musicians across the globe. Currently, Evy is the Founding Editor of Poehemian Press and runs the decade-young poetry website (formerly The Artistic Muse). Additionally, she is the author of several independently and locally published poetry books, including "Esoterra" and "Sacred Shapes." Furthermore, she works as a full-time freelance writer and editor. In 2012, Evy received a Bachelor of Arts degree (honors) in Creative Writing from Cleveland State University. She also obtained a Diploma (distinction) in Exercise Nutrition from Shaw Academy four years later. When she's not creating, Evy Zen recharges her batteries by reading her weight in books ("The Alchemist" by Paulo Coelho is her personal favorite), going on epic bike rides, meditating to ambient music, and racing super cars behind the safety of her computer or TV screen. To find out more, visit her official website at

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