Posts by Annie Wood

Annie Wood is a Hollywood native, lifelong actress, writer, optimistic realist, and an enthusiasm enthusiast. She’s an award winning playwright with a web-series that she created, wrote, and stars in, Karma’s a B*tch. Her books can be found on Amazon. She’s into yoga, zen, dogs & contemplating stuff. Visit her at anniewood.com and DoGoodStuff.org and on Twitter @anniewood.

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How Complaining Rewires Your Brain for Negativity (And How to Stop)

“Spending today complaining about yesterday won’t make tomorrow any better.” ~Unknown

When I was about sixteen or so, one of my parent’s friends got into some trouble with the law. When we’d visit him he’d often shake his head from side to side and mumble, my life is in the toilet.

He said it many times, for many years, even when things seemed to have gotten better for him.

My life is in the toilet was his mantra.

At the time I thought it was funny, so I adopted it for myself, until one day I started to believe it. …