Tuesday, October 30, 2007

21 Days

Christine Kane writes one of my favorite blogs (as well as some of my favorite music). I got this idea from her. She says there is a book about it but I think I will give it a try without the book.

The challenge is to go twenty-one days without complaining. That is right, twenty-one days. That is until November 14. However, if I slip and complain, the twenty-one day period starts over.

I have tried for the most part to keep this blog from becoming a running rant, in fact, I have made a conscious effort not to write bitchy, whiny, complaining blogs. Feel free to bust my chops if you feel that I have done otherwise. Now I will try to bring that over into my every day life. The main point of this exercise for me is to break a habit. I realize that this is likely to cause a mental shift and I will find fewer and fewer reasons to complain by the end of it.

Who is with me?

Soundtrack for this post: What a Wonderful World, Louis Armstrong


heartinsanfrancisco said...

But Jackie, if I didn't complain, I would have nothing to say. Ever.


seventh sister said...

Oh Heart,
If I had your next do' ho', I probably would not attempt this.

My biggest challenge will most likely be back-up beeps from all the constuction around here.

Christine said...

i am such a complainer i probably could never do it! LOL

my blog is full of whining. . .

Anonymous said...

I think complaining is healthy(in small doses). I guess it would depend on what we're complaining about. I do think such an exercise would begin to show us over time how much we engage in complaining. Too much can become overwhelming negative energy.

heartinsanfrancisco said...

Well, yeah, but that's no excuse even though I try to pretend it is.

Even I am sick of my complaints on that subject. Maybe I focus so much energy there because it's better than dwelling on the REAL issues that are much deeper. You think?

Anyway, I'll be rooting for you! Good luck.

seventh sister said...
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seventh sister said...

christine,I think there is a lot more to your blog than whining.

tc,I think your're right.I will find out how much complaining I usually do when I have to stop and think about it. That's part of the exercize..having to think about whether or not something I say is a complalint.

heart, What? Youv'e got REAL issues? I think if you concentrate on a situation it just gets more intense whether you consider it REAL or not.