Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Gripes, be gone!

This meme, GO 24 HOURS WITHOUT COMPLAINING, has been floating around Facebook. Seemed like a worthy challenge, especially during my first week back at work after spring break. As of yesterday at 3:ooPM , I have not uttered a single complaint. And guess what? It has been awesome. When I get the urge to gripe about something, like how tired I am, or how sore I am from CrossFit ;), I keep my mouth shut and redirect the conversation to something positive and uplifting. Here's what I've realized: I complain a lot (ha! :), not complaining leads to happier conversations I might not have had otherwise, and when you don't complain you forget all about the complaint 5 seconds later. In sociology we teach that perspective is everything. When you change your words, you change your perspective. It's powerful! I seriously had a much cheerier outlook today. I'm feeling liberated and inspired to keep the non-complaining going. Wanna join me? :)

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