I am taking the No Complaints Pledge for the month of December.
That’s right. No grumbling, judging or criticizing for an entire month.
Considering that this is the main form of communication for some folks I know, it may be a challenge. So, I’m looking forward to developing my negotiation skills and learning some creative communication techniques along the way.
Wait. Was that a complaint? Anyway….
I also hope to increase my level of peace, well-being and acceptance during this challenge.
I was inspired to do this after reading a post from prolific.com that advised in order to stay happy, stop complaining.
What are the rules of this challenge?
Here are the rules as defined on prolific.com. All silent and vocal complaints count as breaking the pledge. More specific rules are below:
1. No getting mad or frustrated or annoyed with YOURSELF.
2. No griping at your pet, children, spouse, friends, parents, strangers.
2. No judging others, even if they are incompetent or at fault.
3. No expressing displeasure about the weather.
4. No getting annoyed about the news.
5. No agreeing to another person’s complaint. That’s like being accessory to complaining.
6. No fussing about electronics or wifi or online apps misbehaving.
7. No griping at your pet, children, spouse, friends, parents, strangers.
8. No feeling sorry for yourself or swearing even if you stub your toe or jam your finger.
9. No complaining about your work, the stupid co-workers or the horrid boss.
10. No criticizing anything, anywhere, anytime, in any capacity.
If you forget the rules, just remember this: Just Don’t Complain!
Check out Sibyl Chavis’ Huffington Post video on how the complaint-free way changed her life.
Will you join me in taking the pledge?
Let me know how the challenge works for you.