In a chapter on being grateful in a book I enjoyed reading at the end of 2012, A Spiritual Renegade’s Guide to the Good Life, author Lama Marut suggests going on a weekly “complaining fast,” declaring a moratorium on complaining for one day each week.

What will happen if you decide to adopt this habit is that you’ll start noticing yourself complaining. And then you’ll realize the smallness of the things that you are complaining about. You’ll see yourself sweating the small stuff, as I’ve liked to say since I read the classic Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff . And you’ll find that you are probably upset about what I now like to call “first world problems,” a term I head when I watched this awesome little video. Finally, after the complaining fast helps you learn to complain less (and appreciate how great things really are), more happiness will follow.

Be sure to watch the video. It’s brief. Then come back here and join the conversation. How did you like the video? And are you willing to try a complaining fast? Post your comments below…

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