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Post: # 256103Post Andy Hamilton
Fri Mar 09, 2012 10:06 am

I happened upon a little experiment last week by a fella called Will Bowen. It seems that he and his expriment made quite a splash in the states some years back. It's to do with complaining. Here is some text from his site.
Simply put the bracelet on either wrist and every time you complain switch it to the other wrist. The goal is to go 21 consecutive days without complaining or switching the bracelets
I had a look on his site and its a little marketed for my liking, (is that a complaint)? Not that much info, but anyway, I think I sometimes complain too much and could perhaps do something about it. The idea with this experiment is that you will become happier with your lot if you can manage 21 days without a single moan, gripe or complaint. I'm thinking of starting this on Monday and tracking my progress on this thread.

So to recap, you get a braclet (any will do) or even a ring would do the trick I'm sure. Every time you complain you have move it to the other wrist. You keep wearing it until you have gone 21 days without a moan. Anyone else in?
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Post: # 256104Post Big Al
Fri Mar 09, 2012 10:32 am

I'm a proffessional complainer and make a good side profit out of other peoples PPP..

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Fri Mar 09, 2012 10:50 am

PPP?
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Post: # 256109Post Millymollymandy
Fri Mar 09, 2012 11:24 am

How will you remember which day you last moved the bracelet over though? :scratch:
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Fri Mar 09, 2012 11:29 am

Pretty Poor Performance, or swop Pretty for a P word used to describe going wee wee's, as in the 6 P's of Proper Planning Prevents.
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Post: # 256115Post bill1953
Fri Mar 09, 2012 12:00 pm

I was going to try this and went out and bought a bracelet but when I got home I found that the catch was faulty and had to take it back and complain.
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Post: # 256117Post happyhippy
Fri Mar 09, 2012 12:17 pm

Sounds good in theory Andy but for me,it would be like undergoing a complete personality change! :iconbiggrin: Thats what the Brits do best is'nt it?Whinge and complain?lol I hardly ever used to whinge/complain,but I guess 12 years of living in this country has rubbed off on me!lol Seriously though,I'd love to join you but I feel abit stressed at present(Need to make a life changing decision)so good luck and I will be interested in how you and others who take part get on!Embrace the positive!!!

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Post: # 256119Post bonniethomas06
Fri Mar 09, 2012 12:54 pm

Good thread Andy, I moan loads, my boyf is always picking me up on it.

I sometimes try to go a day without saying anything negative and I am yet to do it! But will try this with you...starting now! :icon_smile:
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Post: # 256120Post Andy Hamilton
Fri Mar 09, 2012 12:56 pm

Nice one Bill, like it!

Mandy, you swap the braclet every time you moan not each day. It make you conscious that you have moaned... and happyhippy, I think that is the whole point of this thing, it makes you less stressed sounds like it might actually be what you need....hmm......have I just given you reason to moan about me ;)

ah great stuff Bonnie, actually I need to find a braclet before I start.
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Post: # 256124Post Green Aura
Fri Mar 09, 2012 1:09 pm

Hmm, not sure i'm ready to give up moaning yet. It's one of my few major talents :lol:

But I'll give it some thought.
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Post: # 256127Post Susie
Fri Mar 09, 2012 1:47 pm

Go on, I'm in with you.

I do try not to moan too much, because I've known a lot of moaners in my time, and they really sap my energy (I like justified funny moaning, it's when people moan continually about one thing that they could do something about but won't that I find myself grinding my teeth). Sometimes when people start moaning like that I start being really positive just to annoy them, so I imagine I am actually much more irritating than they are ;-).

I didn't like his site either though, I think we're ok saying that ;-).
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Post: # 256129Post happyhippy
Fri Mar 09, 2012 2:57 pm

Andy I would never whinge about you,I like the site too much! :iconbiggrin: I'll be back to my normal happy self soon,just need to do somethng first,and then I'm back on the road to happiness!lol

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Post: # 256132Post MKG
Fri Mar 09, 2012 4:23 pm

What - no moaning?

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Post: # 256142Post Millymollymandy
Fri Mar 09, 2012 6:42 pm

Andy Hamilton wrote:Mandy, you swap the braclet every time you moan not each day. It make you conscious that you have moaned...
Yes I realise that, but you still wouldn't necessarily know when you last moaned so you wouldn't know when it was 21 days, would you? I think this is so confusing I might just have to go off and have a moan about it ..... :mrgreen:

I don't think I moan a lot but other people have told me otherwise! But generally I'm quite happy. I think. :scratch: :lol:
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Post: # 256145Post Thomzo
Fri Mar 09, 2012 7:30 pm

What really annoys me is people who moan all the time and don't realise they are doing it :lol:

I'm up for it, the problem is that I shall forget to do it. So, if you hear me moaning, just give me a slap.

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