So I decided to challenge myself to the positive thinking mindset of not complaining, moaning or whinging for 24 hours and invited others to join in.
I think I did ok today, nearly slipped into a quick moan at work, but stopped myself, just in time.
It's harder than it sounds, because the real challenge is to stop the inner moaning. The stuff that isn't verbalised that is a diatribe of negativity is the real battle.
It's that negative nag, the monkey mind, that keeps us in a destructive dialogue with ourselves.
My challenge for the rest of the week? To stop taking notice of the inner whiner.