What’s the point?
Quitting complaining is hard.
When you fail at something you said you wanted to accomplish, what do you do?
Do you beat yourself up over it? Does your inner critic start insulting you? Do you think about giving up? Do you use it as further evidence of how you can’t stick to anything?
Or do you re-evaluate and re-commit?
This last option is how you push through the hard part when breaking a habit. And over the years since I went NoCo, it’s become very clear to me that complaining is a common habit and it’s hard to break.
Here’s a tip on how to make it easier:
Remind yourself why you’re doing this in the first place.
Is it because you’re prone to depression or anger?
Is it because you feel distance or strain in your relationships?
Is it because stress has been taking a toll on your body?
Believe it or not, all these issues can be helped by making the decision to stop complaining. I’ve seen it in myself and in others who have decided to Go NoCo. Why this works has been backed up by psychology studies again and again.
So take a moment today to answer this question:
“Why do I want to stop complaining?”
Once you know, it’ll be easier to stick with the practice.