We're now more than 1/10th into our plan! : ) Hang in there, everybody we're still working on complaints. Today, we'll continue to work on observing our complaints by noticing the complaints of others. To do this exercise, you’ll have to be aware of the complaints that people make around you. Just to mention, this isn't to cast judgment on others or to give us a sense of self-righteousness, instead we want to be more aware of what people complain about and to see how we may be affected by their complaints. For this exercise, you'll need a keen sense of awareness! If it's manageable, during the day, you can write down the complaints you observe and use that info for this exercise.
OK, so here's the drill for Day 4:
1.Note people, if any, who complain around you and the general subject of their complaint. Do you also share or bond with them over these complaints?
2. For you, what are the advantages and disadvantages to complaining? Possible advantages could be to vent your feelings or to get sympathy. Disadvantages could be that you could be regarded as someone who talks without "doing" or complaining makes you feel powerless.
Good job, people! Congratulate yourself for finishing Day 4 and increasing your awareness of your thoughts. Observing your complaints may not be the most pleasant activity to do during the day but at least you're taking time to improve your life.
More info on the upcoming days can be viewed on yesterday's post. For a description on the 30 Day Life Improvement Plan, you can click on this link http://coachintraining.blogspot.com/2010/11/introducing-30-day-life-improvement.html.
A Happy Thursday to Everyone!