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What It’s Like To Go Without Complaining For A Month

by Tony Creech on Wednesday, May 27, 2015

How different would your life be if you cut complaining out of it altogether? Is it even possible?

Source: What It’s Like To Go Without Complaining For A Month | Fast Company | Business + Innovation

 

I have no idea. I guess I don’t think of myself as a complainer, until I think  about it enough. My friends and family would all to see me try this. For the month of February, Leah Shapiro had one goal: no complaining.  reports at Fast Company on someone attempting to not complain, and gives realistic tips for success at ending your own stream.  A couple that stood out:

2. TRACK HOW OFTEN YOU COMPLAIN AND WHAT ABOUT

Change starts with awareness. “You’re absolutely shocked,” says Blake. “After two or three hours of observing, it’s in the hundreds.”

3. SEPARATE YOURSELF FROM CHRONIC COMPLAINERS

If you must lend an ear, try to respond with something positive rather than joining in on the rant session. “You’ve really gotta be quite brave and confident and have the courage not to need the good opinion of another person,” says Blake. “You find over a period of time those people who complain constantly start to leave you alone because their brains are not getting that stimulus they’re looking for.”

 

Click through the link above to read the article. Great stuff.

Tony Creech
anthony thomas creech is Founder of Citadel Magazine. He's a marketing executive, filmmaker, screenwriter, columnist, and university lecturer on film, audio, media, and faith. You can find him at thecreechleague.com