30 DAY NO COMPLAINING CHALLENGE
Entire Month of November
Instead of complaining about what you don't have this month, appreciate what you do have. Instead of complaining about other people, think about something good about them. Instead of complaining about problems, look for solutions. Instead of cursing, use alternative language to express emotion. Focus on the positive and help overcome negativity.
Join Pastor Watson and thousands of others for this 30 Day No Complaining Challenge! Go a month without complaining (or cussing) and see how it changes your life. To help you, here are 4 things you can do (one for each week) to be successful.
4 THINGS TO DO INSTEAD OF COMPLAIN
One of the biggest threats to building a great life is complaining. When we complain we focus on everything that’s wrong and miss everything that’s right. Complaining actually costs you time, energy, productivity and it will sabotage your morale, outlook and perspective if you let it. Believe us; We all know a lot about complaining. There are those of us who used to be professional complainers and found that it not only sabotages our happiness and success but the success of our families, and our endeavors. We must realize we complain for two main reasons.
1. We feel powerless.
2. It’s a habit.
Let's decide to break the habit and stop complaining - to begin creating the life that we want.
Let’s face it, if you are complaining, you’re not living fully.
To help you break out of a “complaining” rut, here are four things you can do instead of complain. These tips will help you realize you are not powerless. You have the power to choose your beliefs and actions. And in your focus on the positive instead of the negative you'll find the faith, strength and confidence to take on life’s challenges and identify the solutions to your complaints.
WEEK 1: Practice Gratitude.
Research shows that when we count three blessings a day, we get a measurable boost in happiness that uplifts and energizes us. It's also physiologically impossible to be stressed and thankful at the same time. Two thoughts cannot occupy our mind at the same time. If you are focusing on gratitude, you can't be negative. You can also energize everyone around you by letting them know you are grateful for them and their part in your life.
WEEK 2: Praise Others.
Instead of complaining about what others are doing wrong, start focusing on what they are doing right. Praise them and watch as they create more success as a result. Of course, point out their mistakes so they can learn and grow, but make sure you give three times as much praise as criticism.
WEEK 3: Focus on Success.
Start a success journal. Each night before you go to bed, write down the one great thing about your day. The one great conversation, accomplishment, or win that you are most proud of. Focus on your success, and you'll look forward to creating more success tomorrow.
WEEK 4: Let Go.
Focus on the things that you have the power to change, and let go of the things that are beyond your control. You’ll be amazed that when you stop trying to control everything, it all somehow works out. Surrender is the answer.