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I’m a regular reader of “The Orlando Sentinel’s” Help Yourself blog, written by a friend of mine, Kris Hey. She offers simple tips and inspirations. Yesterday I read a post she wrote about how long it takes to break a habit; it reminded me of a story I heard about a Pastor of a church who started a movement to get people to stop complaining. He was featured on “The Oprah Winfrey Show” earlier this year where he explained how it works.
He says that it takes 21 days to stop a habit and suggests that you wear a bracelet on your wrist as reminder to not complain. Once you complain, you have to move the bracelet to the other wrist and start over. The goal is to keep the bracelet on the same wrist for 21 days. His Web site explains it here.
The church mails the bracelets out free as a service. Request a bracelet here.