Do you think that you complain too much? Probably not. I have not really met a person who would actually say “yes” without thinking about the question (and his answer), but the chances are that you and I complain more than we would like to think we do. If you think about it, complaining seems to be have become quite a trend.
When was the last time you complained? What was it about? You may not realize it, but you probably complain a great deal.
It’s too hot!
I have so much work to do.
The prices of everything are just way too high.
I’m tired of eating the same thing every single day.
These are simple statements that may have become part of our daily routines, but they are complaints. And what good does it do to complain?
Will Bowen, author of A Complaint Free World, says that complaining only makes things worse, not better. He writes:
“When we complain, we are using our words to focus on things that are not as we would like. Our thoughts create our lives, and our words indicate what we are thinking. It is vital that we control our minds in order to re-create our lives.”
The key, then, is in controlling our minds. Now that is easier said than done! Bowen has a suggestion for this, with the help of a bracelet. The idea is to switch the bracelet from one wrist to another each time you complain. In this manner, you become aware when you think negative thoughts and then take the next step of re-framing your thoughts. I don’t know if it will work, but I am willing to give it a try! Of course, you can use any bracelet, but if you want to get the “real thing,” order one at A Complaint Free World for $1.