Anike is doing the 21 days challenge to QUIT Complaining and she is sharing with us her journey, the good, the bad and the ugly! It’s all real and it’s Juicy!
In this blog, my mission is not to preach what you should or should not do with your life ! ( Who am I to pretend that I even know what you should do)? I just want to give you a chance to witness the transformation that occurs in real people’s lives when they embark on this journey to Quit Complaining.
Here is Anike message for today:
Well….coming to the close of my first official week of the challenge. I was very excited to report that I had gotten 2 days complaint free under my belt but I just blew it a few moments ago, unfortunately, reporting an annoyance out loud about my home parking space being blocked – again. Well, the good part of this challenge is that it gets you to finding solutions quickly because you know you can’t stay stewing. When my roommate gets back in town I will be sure to work out a workable parking system with him so that this does not happen again.
On another note, I’ve noticed that the very early morning, when I first wake up, is oddly enough my most vulnerable part of the day when it comes to complaining. I imagine this means that I need to meditate literally within moments of waking up to set my mind to a place of acceptance and willingness to ask for help to see the world as something that is working for me and not against me. I also really need to get enough sleep at all costs (which I, unfortunately, did not last night) because if I’m tired I’m much more subject to complain. A good lesson to be reminded of and something I can generally fix.
The good news is that overall the challenge has done wonders for my way of being in the world. Any complaint stumbles I have had this week have only been to myself – meaning I’ve only said them aloud to myself, not to another person, no other person was even around.
I have felt much more at peace for much longer extended periods of time than I have in years. In general it feels as though I’ve gotten an added two hours to each day because I’m not spending energy arguing with people in my head or finding fault with everything, I tend to see life as a glass getting fuller and fuller rather than emptying with a quickness.I’ve also noticed that ideas flow easier and that helpful coincidence seem to show up more and more.
It has not been perfect, I complained this morning after all, and sometimes I get concerned that I may be repressing things. It’s not that I don’t express emotion but I’ve found that I don’t go too far with it and I wonder if I should be talking through the real, complex emotions I do experience more. Ah well, I guess we shall see.
In the meantime, day 6 of the challenge, and day 1 of the 21 days of no complaining starts again tomorrow. Really hoping to get through the 21 consecutive days before the holidays begin. 21 days without complaining around or about my family? Now that’s a challenge lol!
Love and Respect,
Christine Lewicki is a Bestselling Author, Speaker & Coach. She is committed to helping people quit complaining and become entrepreneurs of their lives. You can download your FREE “I quit complaining” starter kit on her blog www.iquitcomplaining.com and visit her Facebook page for inspirational articles and quotes to reveal the best version of yourself each day!