Holly & Heather’s Helpful Hint: Venting vs. Complaining

by helpinghandstwins

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No one wants to listen to a constant complainer. Chronically moaning about something that bothers you without doing anything about it can be tiresome for a listener. But sometimes you need to vent. And we think there’s a difference. With complaining, usually there’s no real change. But when someone’s venting, it’s more of a “have to get this off my chest right now” feeling. And sometimes you don’t even need an audience to vent. You can take a walk to blow off steam and just put it out to the universe. Or turn your energy into exercise or some creative outlet. You see with venting, it’s more immediate and usually you feel better after letting it out. When you complain about a problem, there may not be a solution and you’re left feeling unsatisfied. So let it out if it’s not hurting anyone. It might be just what’s needed.