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How to Deal with Chronic Complainers

How to Deal with Chronic Complainers
Some people see me as negative, and i don't. So i think it makes me a constant complainer. How do I improve? Flagged The best thing you can do is catch yourself in the act. The next time something seemingly doesn't go your way, stop yourself for a moment, and try to identify whether there's a real problem or not. One trick I used awhile back was letting out my complaint in this verbal manner: "Normally I would complain about the fact I can't find a good parking space, but I'm not going to do that right now." It's not easy to do, so be sure to give yourself time, and if you're concerned about it hurting your relationships, bring to the attention of your friends and family— "hey, I'm sorry I complain so much, I'm working to get better. It's already awesome that you want to improve, so you've got that already :)

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