After a reasonably successful January (let’s call it a C+) I am moving on to February. Given all the awfulness in the world and how scared I am about our current crop of horrendous elected officials I wanted to work on something positive. Some options I considered:
- No social media: the trouble is I use Facebook to keep up with friends and Twitter to find good humor.
- Gratitude journal: I’ve tried this before, it wasn’t all that great. I’m not sure it worked for me.
So I’m trying a 28-day “no complaint” challenge. I first heard about this from Tim Ferriss‘ podcast. The ground rules:
- No describing an event or person negatively without indicating next steps to fix the problem.
- No unwarranted bad language i.e. no cursing.
I’ll use my Habit app to track this. If I don’t see it happening I might switch to the ‘band’ approach mentioned in the article.