How different would your life be if you cut complaining out of it altogether? Is it even possible?
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. JESSICA HULLINGER 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:
Change starts with awareness. “You’re absolutely shocked,” says Blake. “After two or three hours of observing, it’s in the hundreds.”
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.