^^^got mah hair did, whut whut ;)^^^
I still remember the day I began working at my first 'legit' job after earning my college degree. It was in midtown Manhattan, a stone's throw away from Rockefeller Center, across the street from the Hilton, a few blocks away from Times Square and diagonally across the street from the Letterman show. I had stars in my eyes and the world in my hands. It seemed as if a smile was a permanent fixture on my face. Looking back on it, I probably annoyed a few of my co-workers and their NY brittleness. Not that I was aware of any of this, of course. I was naive, bubbly and so desperate to soak in all of my surroundings and new responsibilities.
As the years passed, so did my positivity. I feel like I am a shell of myself. It's been 9 yrs. since then and I've grown accustomed to the habit of complaining way too much, hiding behind my shell and welcoming the negative instead of pushing it away.
So you can imagine my surprise when the topic of a 'no complaining challenge' was brought up on Good Morning America this morning. The gist of the report was, some brave soul spent 3 weeks living their lives without a complaint, and their lives changed for the better. I tried googling it but couldn't find the exact article on the GMA website, however, I did find this and this. Who knew this was a thing? I certainly didn't. But if I could re-condition my mind into a non-complaint zone, what a miracle that would be! I know, of course, that this will be difficult. I most likely will not be able to help the negative thoughts from forming as that has been my habit thus far. But I can choose to NOT voice them. I'd like to think not complaining for 21 days is an achievable goal. I can't have been as far gone as I feared, right?
What about you? Would you ever do a no complaint challenge?