CatherineRParticipantApril 22, 2016 at 12:53 pmPost count: 19
I love this Hint – Positive Speech – I find it really makes a difference and calms my mind in those moments when I might be feeling all hepped up for some reason or another. I’ve noticed I especially try to say “the challenge is” rather than “the difficulty is”, “I’m concerned/considerate about” rather than “I’m worried about”, etc. I know there’s only slight differences but the former phrases I find are more optimisitc and helpful.
Have you noticed a change in your language? What words have you noticed you use that may be slightly over-exagerating? What words have you tried to implement to combat this? How has this made you feel?
xTimFParticipantApril 22, 2016 at 2:55 pmPost count: 13
I’ve had to stop myself and rephrase things a lot in the last 24 hours. It’s been revealing to notice how often I was thinking “I’m worried about” or the times I focused on the negative side when I was talking about things. It’s amazing how all the little things add up to stress us out. So it’s been really good to put things into perspective. And gradually throughout, I’ve started to feel less stressed. I’m no longer worried about things – just a tad concerned :)DenaParticipantApril 23, 2016 at 7:13 amPost count: 12
Yesterday my senses were attuned to actively listening for positive speech. I noticed throughout the day just how much people like giving bad news or embellishing stories that perhaps weren’t quite so bad as they happened. This type of conversation really drew the listeners in and by the end of it they were all telling ‘negative’ things that they had experienced. Just one positive word would have shined out like a beacon of light, but no, the slough of despond just grew bigger.
Observing this made me think, how many times have I joined in a conversation like this, fuelled the fire, surrounded myself in negativity. All too easily done.
Going forward its time to be mindful of how I say things and think before I speak.
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