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How Do Words Impact Our Thoughts And Actions?

When you flip the coin, you can shift your focus from negativity to positivity.

The way we speak has a powerful effect on our lives. However, only a few of us pay so much attention to our choice of words. Using negative words like "no" can turn the beneficial hormones and neurotransmitters in favor of those that disrupt our memory, the key structures that control emotions, feelings, and memory.

Changing speech by choosing a different set of words, changing the way we talk to ourselves and others, can affect our optimism and increase the desire in other people to hear what we are saying.

Change Perspective, Change Behavior.

When faced with a situation you don't like or a problem you can't solve, it can be helpful to change perspective. A change of perspective allows you to focus on the good, lift your spirits and bring you new and creative solutions. You can change perspective by thinking about what you can do to change yourself, your situation, or that of others.

This allows your mind to open up to other possibilities. In other words, your perspective is strong enough to create the life you want to live, whether consciously or not. The way you see it keeps you from getting stuck or stressed, but it also frees you.

Our perspective influences our feelings and our feelings influence our behavior. That is, if you change your perspective, you change your feelings and also your behavior for the better. If you reshape your perspective so that you can do one task at a time, you will feel calmer and more confident.

This is one of the most important things you need to do if you want to start changing your attitude. To change your thinking, you need to dig deep into what causes the reaction.

Below are some tips on how to make your speech work for you:

1. The Most Powerful Word In Our Vocabulary. "MORE".

We often make negative statements such as, "I can't speak French.", "I don't know how to lose weight." Etc. But adding a small word “more” to each such statement completely changes the modality of the statement. Instead of telling us that we are unable to do something, we declare that we are committed to doing so.

Our brains recognize the subtle difference between a hopeless statement and a statement that suggests it will happen in the future. Every time you start something new, you need to remember that this little word at hand makes statements stronger and more promising. Another example, “I don’t know anything about history yet” or “I haven't taken cycling training yet.”

2. Get Rid Of The Word “STRENGTH” From Your Life.

The word "tense" and its synonyms are becoming buzzwords. We strive to be tense as if it proves that we are doing important things and not just wasting our lives. Tension implies that we are working hard to complete everything that needs to be done. You can replace such words with similar, but not overly demanding words, such as "productivity" or "fullness". This simple switch gives us the strength to get results that we can control without the expected strain.

Eliminating rush and slowing down makes us more efficient at performing multiple tasks at the same time. We don't need busy days - we need productive days.

3. No Longer "MUST".

This word does not imply positive action. It creates an external explanation for the actions we want to do. If we intend to act based on personal power, then the motivation for this must come from within. It is advisable to replace the word “must” with words such as “intend”, “going” or “can”. Thus, we more emphasize our aspirations.

For example, instead of saying that we have to learn something, it is better to say that we are going to learn it. Thinking carefully about the source of the motivation for action is a good exercise. Our peers, parents, culture, or religion can make us think we should be doing something. If it "should" is not what we want, should we do it?

4. Removing From Your Vocabulary "I WILL TRY".

The word “try” suggests that we may not be going to do it or are not striving to be successful at it. It is necessary to remove the word “try” from your vocabulary. This will give you a more positive and stronger attitude. If we intend to do something, then we need to do it. If we are not going to do something, then we need to admit it. This is how we tune our inner state and begin to more clearly understand what we want to do in life.

5. Moving To "Positivity".

In directing ourselves towards what we want, we need to use a more persuasive manner of speech than one that removes us from the goal. Instead of saying, "I need to stop dating losers," you should use a phrase like, "I'll be dating people who make me feel better". Instead of saying “Stop fighting with your friends”, it’s better to say, “I want to hear how you communicate with each other”.

It is not only what is said that matters, but how it is pronounced is also important.

There has been a lot of research into how posture and body language affect our ability to be heard successfully. Here are some simple tips on how to speak:

  1. When talking, you need to look the other person in the eyes.

  2. The shoulders should be pulled back.

  3. Hands are placed on the hips or along the sides.

  4. Legs slightly apart.

  5. When sitting, arms and legs should not be crossed.

  6. The voice should be loud enough, but not too loud.

By taking a little time to change the way we speak, we can improve communication at work, at home, and in our relationships. To change your mind, you need to change your choice of words.

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