A Complaint-Free World

A friend in my Toastmasters group gave a speech recently about a complaint-free world. My first thought was:

“No complaining?



What a concept!

Their website, acomplaintfreeworld.org, states that the average person complains 15-30 times each day.

When you complain, you are thinking about and talking about what you do not want in your life.

And from one of my earlier posts which mentioned the law of attraction, This One Practice Could Change Your Life, you know that we attract into our lives what we think about and talk about. So if you talk about not wanting jerky people in your life, the universe hears that you’re focus is on jerky people, and will serve them right up for you.

Complaining spreads negative energy and negative energy simply cannot create positive outcomes.

Focus on what you want and not what you don’t. Look at what you are grateful for in your life and you will attract more of the same.

So how do you know if you are complaining? You know because when you say out loud whatever it is you are complaining about, you feel icky when you say it. Maybe you have a frown on your face. Your shoulders and chest tighten up. Your stomach turns. It’s got ick-factor.

So if you’re interested in changing your habit of complaining, I’ve got some great questions to see if you might benefit.

Do you want to have a more positive outlook on your life? Attract more good things to you? Feel better more often? Notice people enjoy hanging out with you more because you have a different attitude? I think it’s a no-brainer, but it’s your choice.

Here is the uber-simple idea.

Wear a bracelet or a watch. Whenever you catch yourself complaining, you switch the bracelet or watch to the other wrist. After moving said accessory back and forth between your wrists multiple times, I bet you would start to notice that complaint before it ever came out of your mouth.

Now that you are aware of your complaining thoughts here are 3 steps to change it up.

  1.  Notice what complaint you are about to say out loud.
  2.  Stop and don’t say anything.
  3. Think of something positive to say or something you are grateful for about the situation or person you were going to speak not so highly about, then say that instead.

That’s it.

This is one way that you, a single individual, can be a part of the change of the consciousness of the planet.

We so often expect that a situation or person has to change before we can be happy. But that isn’t the way it works. I was in that boat myself for a very long time. I have learned through discovery, experimentation, an open heart and mind, AND through complaining, that once you decide to choose to not complain and only say out loud thoughts that speak about what’s right in the world, your life will change in the most wonderful way.

Besides, you won’t have to complain about having to move your watch from one wrist to the other all the time. :)

Thank you for spending some of your time with me today. I really do appreciate it and hope you found it helpful. As always, take from here what works for you, share with your friends if you think they might benefit, and the rest, you can leave behind. Bloom On! Susan P.S. What uber-simple ideas have you found to change your life?   Leave a comment below or email me, coachwithsusan@hotmail.com