I have recently been blessed to be working with some open-minded people who are keen to change the way in which they view what goes on around them.
Language is such a great, simple way to create positive change in your life. Your body takes you literally. It doesn’t understand sarcasm. So, why would you describe a client or friend or situation as a “nightmare”? before you know it, every client will be not so nice to deal with and you might end up having actual nightmares instead of nice restful sleep.
So – be aware of the words you choose and if you get the opportunity to change it into a better way of saying it, then do so. You’ll start to notice more positive things occurring around you. Here are some examples to get you started:
Instead of “nightmare” try “it could have gone better”
Instead of “I feel like crap” try “I’m not feeling 100% healthy”
Instead of “sick” say “unwell”
Instead of “he’s a pain in the neck” say “he’s not the easiest person to deal with”
So simple and so effective at changing your mindset.