How to break the office complaining cycle 

    Everyone complains at work every now and then. It’s normal, and it can even be cathartic to work out a little stress. 

    But everyone has also worked with someone who is a chronic complainer: the person who seemingly finds fault with everything their coworkers and managers say or do. Complaining can become a bad habit or a fallback way of communication among groups of people with common grievances and bog down the group. 

    Steve Farber, founder of the Extreme Leadership Institute, suggests these three tips to make a “complaint cleanse” in a recent Inc. guest column:

    1. Analyze the complaints and address their root issues. 
    2. Remember what the good stuff is and encourage it in others. Try keeping a gratitude journal. 
    3. Stop giving your problems all the power. Rather than holding onto imperfections, try to actively think about something affirmative or positive. 

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