2. Being complaint-free improves the quality of your relationships. Just as higher quality food improves how you feel physically, so choosing your higher caliber words deepens your relationships. It’s the difference between being a short order cook or a gourmet chef.
3. Being complaint-free increases your energy. Complaining depletes mental, emotional and physical energy. (Much like the energy crash after junk food).
4. Being complaint-free makes you smarter. You become clear on what’s important and your ability to prioritize and be effective improves. If you listen to the uninteresting, mundane words we use when we complain and remove them from your mental diet you have to be more articulate, even your word choice improves. It’s the difference between complaining about the problem or focusing on the solution.
5. Being complaint-free slows you down. It makes your disposition more calm and peaceful. Have you ever noticed that when you start complaining you start speaking faster and your breath becomes short and quick. This decreases the level of oxygen in your brain, triggering stress hormones to fire up. When you stop complaining or gossiping your cadence slows down, too.