My purple bracelets from A Complaint Free World. arrived today. Darn.
They’re based on the simple idea that it takes 21 days to break a habit. You wear one, and decide to change the habit. If you relapse, you switch the bracelet to the other wrist and begin again. After you’ve gone 21 days without switching wrists, your habit is broken.
This sounds fine and dandy, but gosh darn it, the habit in question is complaining. I love complaining. I complain about how screwed up politics is. I complain about the work world. I complain about executive pay. I complain about my messy office. I complain about how much I complain. And then, I complain about that. Just this morning during Power Yoga (read my humorous yoga essay here), I was doing my deep breathing, my Vinyasa flow, and mentally rehearsing everything to complain about today.
And ARGH! I just realized that this very post is, itself, a complaint. Fortunately, I haven’t put the purple bracelet on… yet.
What will I do with all my new free time?