Complaint-free Life: How to Stop Complaining

The success ladderThere are simple rules to know if you complain and could benefit from doing something about it:

  1. If you behave aggressively, rudely, sarcastically or critically towards yourself or others, these are forms of complaint
  2. If you want someone else to change something and you tell them so, that is a form of complaint
  3. If your feedback is focused on what does not work, that is a form of complaint
  4. If you stress about things not happening the way you want them to and you say it, that is a form of complaint
  5. If you tell others that they need to appreciate you for not complaining about something, that is … a form of complaint

Before and After

The first thing you need to do is measure your starting point. Rate your level of complaining from 1 to 100. If you complain a lot or are frustrated a lot, give yourself a higher number. If you do not complain much, give yourself a lower number.

Often, we cannot see our own problems and we think we complain 25%, while others think we complain 50%. This is why it is a good idea to do this experiment with the help of family members and ask them to rate your complaints too. Keep a record of what they think of you. It will be good to compare with their opinion after you have made some changes.

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