Which sentence is grammatically correct?
I did not complain and tell myself to calm down and try to solve this difficult problem.
I did not complain and told myself to calm down and try to solve this difficult problem.
- I want to mean that I did not complain, and I did tell myself to calm down, instead of complaining and not telling myself to calm down.
I don't know whether I should use told or tell in this sentence. Since "complain" is present tense, I should be using "tell", right? But it sounds (to me) weird to be using tell. But if I use "complained" it seems wrong...?