Establish a Complaint Free Habit
So how long can you go without complaining?
Commit to being positive for 21 days.
Use of a calendar to mark off the days, a 21-day calendar template can be found on GratitudeSeeds.com. You can print this template or create one of your own and post in a place you will see every day.
Link to: 21 Day Calendar Template
To keep you focused here are some guidelines to keep you on the right path:
- Change the words you use from the negative to the positive.
- No Criticizing: find the positive in all situations.
- No Complaining: state facts instead of complaining.
- Gossip only if you would say it if the person were present with the same inflection and same words.
Each day you go without complaining, criticizing or gossiping check off the day on the calendar. If you catch yourself complaining, criticizing or gossiping (it’s ok, everyone does) forgive yourself and start the calendar again. On the 20th day you will want to be very careful!
Stay with it. It may take many months but when you reach 21 days you will find that your entire life is happier, more loving and more enjoyable.
You will find new energy as you complete the exercise and a sense of power to pursue what you really are meant to do.
Accept the challenge. All you have to lose is complaining!