Well I'm here to relieve your anxiety: it was a total and complete failure.
And I'm completely fine with that. You know that quote by Emerson, "Once you make a decision the universe conspires to make it happen"? I have seen that many times in my life. However, I've also seen the universe conspire to make it really, really difficult to do whatever it was I decided. That universe is a fickle friend. This time I think the universe was trying to tell me to eat some ice cream and take a nap. So I listened.
But not before realizing something. I think there is a difference between a complaint and complaining. Or between acknowledging and dwelling. The former can lead to improvement or change while the latter usually just brings you down (as well as those around you). I was glad when one of my friends left a comment saying that she doesn't think of me as a complainer. Phew! At least I've successfully hid my complaining.
But the recognition that everything isn't perfect is completely healthy as long as it doesn't become a focus. (Or become whining. Complaining is one thing; whining is a completely different can of worms.) Spend some time complaining, but then spend more time fixing it. And don't be fooled into complacency by the oft-repeated, "It could be worse." Simply respond, "Yes, but it could also be better."
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According to George Bernard Shaw, I should be grateful that my days are busy as I try to make things better. And boy are they busy!
Of course, if I happen to come across something that I simply can't change or that doesn't want my improvement, then I have found that eating some chocolate and taking a nap is a wonderful course of action.