Research shows that during typical conversation, most people complain once a minute.
Complaining is attractive because it feels good, but like many other things that are enjoyable, such as eating bacon or smoking, complaining isn’t good for you.
When you start to repeat a behavior, such as complaining, makes it easier to repeat that behavior in the future, so easy, that you might not even realize you’re doing it.
Repeated complaining influence your brain to make future complaining more likely.
Over time, you would become more negative, than to be positive, regardless of what’s happening around you.
Complaining becomes part of your daily behavior, which changes how people perceive you.
Stop complain because is very bad for your health
Often complaining leads to brain damage and it doesn’t stop there. When you complain, your body releases the stress hormone cortisol. Cortisol, is raising your blood sugar and blood pressure, so affects your health on a long run.
Followed by frequent complaining extra cortisol impairs your immune system. That will make you more susceptible to high cholesterol, diabetes, heart disease and obesity. It even makes the brain more vulnerable to strokes.
It’s Not Just You…
Our brains naturally and unconsciously imitate the behavior of those around us, particularly people we spend a great deal of time with. This process is called neuronal mirroring, and it’s the basis for our ability to feel empathy. Like everything else, this is also connected with complaining and smoking. You don’t have to do it yourself to suffer the ill effects. So you need to reconsider with who you spending your time the most. Complainers want others to join their pity party so that they can feel better about themselves.
There are two things you can do when you catch yourself complaining. One is to cultivate an attitude of gratitude. When you will realize that you are complaining, shift your attention to something that you’re grateful for. This can influence you to reduce the stress hormone cortisol by 23%. Research conducted at the University of California, found out that people who worked daily to cultivate an attitude of gratitude experienced improved mood and positive energy and lower cortisol levels. In time, a positive attitude will become part of your daily life.