No Complaints Challenge

A year & a half ago I took the 24-hour no complaints challenge with a group of Twitter buddies. It was an amazing experience! It’s a simple sounding challenge – don’t complain for 24 hours. But, it made me realize how many times I “complain” in a day.


I took the definition of “complaint” to encompass obvious complaining & also negative thinking or speaking about someone or something. Before the challenge, I considered myself to be a positive person.  During the challenge, I realized that I thought & said a fair amount of negative things. I stopped the negative thoughts in their tracks & didn’t complain once during the 24 hours. I felt like a new person was born. I had chosen positivity, positive thoughts, positive speaking & positive actions.