It might not be feasible to live a life without complaining about one thing or the other. It is more bizarre to imagine the benefits of not complaining.
What are the benefits of not complaining?
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Look, you probably aren’t even aware of how much you actually complain. When I first tried out this method, I switched the bracelet every 10 minutes. Whaaat?
This was super embarrassing and shameful to realize. I wasn’t even aware of how often I complain until I had visual feedback. But the more I focused on keeping the bracelet on one hand, the more interesting it got. I turned it into a game.
I use a simple hair tie, because it’s elastic and I can take it into the shower.
The result were real, however. In just the first week, I would complain significantly less, felt calmer, and more positive as a result. Every time I wanted to snap at some minuscule inconvenience, the bracelet on my hand reminded me that “Hey, just chill dude. It’s not that important.”
According to the author of this challenge, Will Bowen, it takes about 6 months to go full 21 days without complaining. Even if you never make it full 21 days, you will feel stronger, more confident, and much calmer. Just because you won’t eradicate complaining completely, cutting it down will have a significant impact on your life. If you complain 30 times a day, cutting that number down to 10 is still a huge improvement.
You will also become better at judging whether something is actually a crisis or not. You will become focused on solving problems rather than just being outraged by everything. This will help you keep a cool head and make better decisions.
Don’t be one of those people who complain all the time and blame everybody else. Nobody respects those kinds of people. Instead, be someone with firm beliefs who accomplishes what they set out to do and thrive in the face of adversity.
Or just complain about how I am wrong and don’t know what I’m talking about. Either way, you will prove me right