Week 3: No Complaining

The name is quite giving, and this week it is the No Complaining Challenge. For seven days, I will not complain about small, medium, large, massive matters that are a cause for distress, and somehow call for vocalization.

Before I continue telling about my meditation challenge, I wish to ponder about challenges in general. The thing I have been learning is that you need to have some leeway, Tim Ferriss in his podcast said that if you think you can do 20 minutes of meditation, go for 10. Essentially, make it easy for yourself to make small wins! I think that is the key to a successful challenge, and as a result, instead of going into panic mode if I by accident unfavourably mention the tourists blocking my path on the tube, I will do a push-up (I will make a note of it, and probably not do it on the tube itself, though that could be a badass challenge on its own) so I can track how many complaints I made, as well as move a wristband from one wrist to the other (it is a 21 day challenge, and if you move the wristband, the days countdown restarts – I will be doing the 21 days, but for the sake of this blog, will focus on the first seven days).

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Week 1: Coffee Challenge

The challenge is to live cheap this week – it is the coffee challenge. As I mentioned, this blog is much indebted to Tim Ferriss and Noah Cagan, who were discussing this particular on the Tim Ferriss Show (check it out here, it’s amazing).

What is the coffee challenge? The idea is – you go to a coffee shop and order your drink, AND ask for a 10% discount. Simple! Also known as – Getting out of Your Comfort Zone 101, starting tomorrow for a week by asking for a 10% discount in a different place each day.

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