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Who Loves a Complainer?

From the Show: Mindful Medicine
Summary: Stop getting in the way of your own joy with complaints!
Air Date: 2/20/18
Duration: 27:02
Host: Holly Lucille, RN, ND
Guest Bio: Cianna P. Stewart, Author
Cianna StewartAbout ten years ago, documentary film maker and author Cianna P. Stewart reached a breaking point when she realized that she was complaining all the time. Over the decade that followed she moved from being a powerless passive complainer to actively taking control over her life and getting more out of all aspects of it along the way. For several years, she’s been running workshops in “Going NoCo” where she helps people learn the skills needed to successfully change their own pattern of complaining.

Nearly every self-development and spiritually-enlightened person says the first step to improving your life and experiencing happiness is to stop complaining and to start taking personal responsibility, but they stop short at the part about how to do it. NO COMPLAINTS: How to Stop Sabotaging Your Own Joy is the go to workbook for anyone who believes they’re too negative and are ready to change but don’t know where to start. The book will help readers recognize why certain situations are emotionally charged and make decisions about how to handle them. The ultimate goal is to move from feeling stuck to taking action by giving readers the tools to engage in difficult conversations and navigate change.

  • Book Title: NO COMPLAINTS: How to Stop Sabotaging Your Own Joy
  • Guest Facebook Account: www.facebook.com/NoComplainingProject/
  • Guest Twitter Account: @cianna @NoCoProject
Who Loves a Complainer?
Guess who is standing in the way of your happiness?

Yep. It’s you.

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You can stop being a powerless complainer and start actively taking control over your own life. Complainers continuously fuss about a situation without doing something to solve the problem. You might love complaining in the moment, but people aren’t going to love listening to you over time.

Complaining might feel good in the moment but it isn’t great for your health. It raises your cortisol levels, increases anxiety, makes you feel stressed or depressed. 

Besting What Annoys You

  • Discover your triggers. Figure out what sparks your inner complainer.
  • Interrupt the pattern of habitual and unconscious complaining. Do you complain as small talk or have gripe sessions with a certain group of people? Determine how to have the relationships you want without the complaining.
  • Recognize it’s a lifelong habit. The world will give you plenty of frustrations. Build your own personal, emotional resilience so you can recover more quickly when things go off the rails.
  • Complaints often stand in for other emotions. Think about what is prompting those complaints.
Listen as Cianna Stewart joins Dr. Holly Lucille to share how to stop complaining and get out of your own way.
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