This is the 100th post at Monk at Work — woo hoo! I’m doing a contest for it… it’s unrelated to the main content of the post, though… details are at the bottom. It’s big, so don’t miss it.
At the risk of sounding like a Tim Ferriss groupie, I read a post of his recently that struck a chord. He was talking about eliminating negativity and complaints from our language and lives, and the power of using simple tools to increase our mindfulness of our patterns.
I did something similar a few years ago, where (if I remember correctly) I tried to stop myself from swearing. I wore a rubber band around my wrist, and anytime I let a taboo word pass my lips, I snapped the rubber band. It didn’t draw blood or anything, but it sure brought my pattern to a halt quick!