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12 May

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A few rules to follow:
1. Start by wearing a bracelet on the wrist of your choice.

2. If you find yourself complaining, simply change the bracelet to the other wrist and start all over.

3.  Don’t get discouraged and remain confident. It may take a few weeks or months to reach 21 consecutive days without complaining but in the end you’ll discover a new life filled with joy and love.

Why 21 days?

According to scientists a new habit is created or takes place in 21 days and it so happens that complaining is very much a habit for many of us.

Why wear a bracelet?

The bracelet is a tool that allows us to become aware and simply reminds us about the challenge to better manage our progress on the path to a more serene life without complaining.

How do I know if I am complaining?
According to the definition “complaining” is like whining. To produce a sustained, high-pitched, plaintive sound, as in pain, fear, or complaint. Tcomplain or protest in a childish or annoying fashion. To produce a sustained noise of high pitch.

Some synonyms: agonize, sulk, grumble, whine, enrage, being angry, grunt, growl, grumble, murmur, pester, protest, rage, claim, gripe, bitch…

When I did my own 21 days challenge, i finally came up with 3 criteria to recognize if I was complaining or not.

THE TONE OF MY VOICE :  Am I whining, grumbling, growling… screaming ? 

MY POSITION: Am I putting myself in the position of the victim and trying to make someone or something else wrong?. Am I more interested in being right than improving the situation ?

THE ACCURACY OF MY COMMUNICATION : Am i transforming my problem into a drama ? Am I exaggerating  because I am afraid that otherwise I won’t be heard ?

Obviously we sometimes have a real natural need to express our discontent, pain or suffering but the majority of people do it without realizing it all day long. They spend their existence affirming and complaining and undergoing all they do not want and this suffering becomes their reality. Instead of complaining, let’s try to communicate and to think about what we want by feeling grateful for what we already have.

How many times a day do people complain?
Between 15 to 30 times a day.

How long does it take to get through the challenge?

In general, people  who do it seriously will need between 4 to 10 months to be able to reach 21 consecutive days without complaining. It is not an easy challenge but it’s worth it. You can read the testimonies in the THEY DID IT section!

If I complain in silence in my head, must I also change the bracelet on the other wrist?

When I started the challenge I tried not to complain in my head but it was impossible and unrealistic. I then discovered that this challenge would be attainable and beneficial if I changed the bracelet to the other wrist only when the complaints were uttered out of my mouth. By forcing myself to change the words that came out of my mouth, little by little the complaints in my head slowly disappeared.

What can I do for others around me to stop complaining?

Be the example. When  you start to change YOUR own life by quitting complaining (even if you are not a big complainer) you will become an example of positive living and a source of inspiration for others around you. Furthermore, by not participating in the complaints around you, others will be less tempted to complain around you.

I wish you an eye-opening challenge and please let me know how you are doing!

Love & Respect,

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Christine Lewicki

Want to you use this article in your newsletter, blog, or on your website? You can, as long as you include the following blurb:

Christine Lewicki is committed to help 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

Maybe there is more that brings us together than we think!

13 Mar

Three beautiful minutes!

Thank you TV2 Denmark  for this video, I shared it recently on my english Facebook page.

It brings up interesting and relevant points about how different we are… and, despite those differences, the communality of our human experience.

When we get rid of the habit of complaining in our lives, we begin to create space to see the beauty all around us, and the beauty in people different from us. The habit of judging others disappears…

 

Join the “I quit complaining {…and bitching}”  challenge at anytime… it is free! Become part of the growing movement of people who choose to refuse to be victims of their lives and of others!

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“Christine Lewicki is a Bestselling Author, Speaker & Coach. She is committed to help 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!

 

The Key to Combining Power and Serenity in Your Life

15 Dec

Have you ever noticed how when we want to create change or give birth to a new reality in our life, we have a tendency to wait until everything is perfect?

Whether it be starting the challenge I Quit Complaining and Bitching, writing a book, launching an internet website, or a business… we can quickly start to feel overwhelmed by the huge amount of things one has to do to reach the finish line.

So, we either procrastinate and postpone to later the moment when we are going to handle the project. We tell ourselves “Later when I am ready and when conditions will be better…” Or full of ambition, we throw caution to the wind ignoring all our resources to go the distance. We forge ahead, going in all directions and after a few days, we start to get discouraged.

Today, I’d like to share with you the key to combining power and serenity in your life.

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This key is REPETITION.

Instead of wanting to control and master everything, instead of wanting and waiting for everything to be perfect, I invite you to choose an action which will contribute to set the stage for the new reality or change that you want to generate and do this one thing EVERY DAY.

  • If you want to launch your book, write… every day (10 – 30 minutes, it’s up to you)
  • If you want to develop your internet visibility, publish an article on your blog… every day (it can be 3-30 lines, it’s up to you)
  • If you want to quit complaining, make a commitment to change one thing each day to improve your life…One small step, every day.
  • If you want to lose weight, combine a few exercise for 10- 15 minutes and repeat them… every day.
  • If you are starting a business, work on your business plan for 15 – 30 minutes… every day.
  • If you want to make a career change, do some research on the internet or read a book on subjects that interest you for 5 -30 minutes… every day.
  • If you want to change your mindset on money, take a close look at your bank accounts, read or listen to interviews, conferences, books or articles on the subject… for 5-30 minutes… every day.
  • If you want to develop a clientele or find a new job, make a few calls for 15-30 minutes… every day.

I can assure you that this repetition is really a great relief because you no longer have to do so much to create change in your life and yet, it is the act of repetition that will allow you to go far… one day at a time.

So what do you want to create this new coming year? Identify the action(s) that you will repeat every day and… start! When 2018 comes around, you’ll  probably be in a reality that you might never have even imagined.

Love & Respect,

Christine Lewicki

Want to you use this article in your newsletter, blog, or on your website? You can, as long as you include the following blurb:

“Christine Lewicki is a Bestselling Author, Speaker & Coach. She is committed to help 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!

 


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