Complain less, do more.

Xine Way
1 min readNov 8, 2023
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I’m trying to live by a new motto:

Complain less, do more.

This also comes with practicing gratitude more often.

I realized a lot of my mental energy was spent on “shoulds” and guilt-ridden scrolling through social media.

So I decided I’d try to put myself into motion, be it intellectually, physically, etc. to change things up a bit.

I haven’t been as diligent about publishing every day because I’m busy living life, completing assignments, working, etc.

But I know writing is one of the few things I do for myself.

I don’t want to give this up.

It sucks when your creative self is oftentimes neglected because other priorities are deemed more important.

I think you can have the best of both worlds, though.

Do the things that are tedious and/or productive, and then reward yourself at the end of the day with what you love most before you drift off to bed.

This isn’t too bad. I’ll let y’all know what I learn from living like this.



Xine Way

Aspiring librarian who writes, games, and walks on the side. Always happy to connect with writers on Medium!