Rules for the 21 Day Fast from Complaining:
For 21 days,
do not complain about anything that happens, the only response being “All right, I can’t wait to see what good comes of this!”
Be very careful on day 20.
If you catch yourself complaining, don’t beat yourself up, forgive yourself, and start over at Day 1. Day 1 is my favorite cuz I can keep starting over and get it out of my system!
A. If you make a statement/observation like “he didn’t call”, that isn’t a complaint, but if you tack on “as usual”, it is a complaint
B. If the complaint is in your head and it doesn’t make it out of your mouth, it doesn’t count against you (but try not to have anyone around witness your facial expressions)
C. If you are with people who are complaining, you don’t have to start over unless you are nodding your head vigorously in agreement
D. If you are reasonably self-aware, you are the one that makes the ultimate call on whether or not you have to start over or not.
E. If you are married and doing it together, be nice to each other.
F. If you start by saying “I hate it when” or “It drives me crazy when” or “It bugs the poop out of me”…99.999 percent chance that you just blew the diet.
G.The best “Take My Advice I’m Not Using It” Tip that worked for me…”Never Miss an Opportunity to Keep Your Mouth SHUT!!
If you like these “Marissa-isms” take a look at my 52 Card Pick (Me) Ups: Stacking the Deck for Life Balance with Dr. Marissa motivational cards on the next page www.4Balance.org or on Facebook. Many of the daily Balance Tips are housed there. If you manage to put together an honest 21 consecutive days without complaining, I will gift you a pack of cards, just write me and let me know.
WARNING: This fast may be hazardous to anxiety, worry, hostility, anger or overall grumpiness. After 18 days, side effects may include euphoria and love and the lightness of being.
PS. Thank you to another one of my spiritual teachers Edwene Gaines for the kick in the love butt to run with this…she also says that if you can make 21 days in a row without complaining, you will be transcended…I actually had the honor of having her on my radio weekly talk radio show “Take My Advice, I’m Not Using It: Get Balanced with Dr. Marissa” every Tuesday at ‘naturally high’ noon PST at Universal Broadcasting Network www.UBNRadio.com here is the link.
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