Learn to speak with intention. Using positive language is something I’ve learnt to do over the past year, it’s easily said than done, believe you me!
When we talk about ourselves we often set ourselves up for failure (or make failure an option) before we even begin. I don’t know if it’s the fact that we regularly downplay ourselves because perhaps it’s not socially accepted to talk positively about yourself. I don’t know about you but personally if someone compliments me I instantly feel the need to compliment something back, “your prettier” or “this old thing” just saying “thank you” doesn’t seem like an option!
I’ve listed out three words or phrases that I challenge you to recognise and implement in your life. I truly believe in the power of the mind, positive thinking and positive language. If your always moaning and talking about how unfortunate you are then do you honestly expect for things to get better? If you don’t even believe in yourself then how on earth can you expect other people to?
I know what you’re thinking, it’s something you say everyday. I’m not talking about saying “I can pop the kettle on” etc, I’m talking about swapping it for words like “I might”, non committal words. Words that are used all of the time so you never have to fully commit to something. You can and you will! Using words like this honestly put you back in control.
I love this little postcard, my friend got it for me when I decided to hand my notice in at work. As my best friend she saw first hand the decline of my personality and how that place was affecting me. I was taken aback when I told her about my decision and she was so happy, I didn’t realise how obvious it was to everyone else but me! I keep this on my mirror now to remind myself of why positive language is so important and how I can do whatever I want!
So many people add in a little “I’ll try” to sentences and I am by no means innocent. I’m doing a 30 day Yoga challenge at the moment and I don’t know how many times I’ve said I’m going to try and do Yoga tonight. By saying you’re going to try you’re already putting it out there that you might not. Be more intentional with what you say and use more positive language! If you want to do it and you are going to do it then say it!
This is something I’ve really started to implement recently and I find it’s so great for positivity and truly believing in yourself. It’s not about if something happens it’s about when, its not about I wish, its about I will! Instead of looking up to people and thinking ‘I wish I lived like that‘ I think ‘I can’t wait till thats me!‘. Yes people probably think I’m slightly arrogant but really, thats their problem not mine!
If you liked this post then have a look at my previous post on Making Happiness a Habit and make sure you follow me on Bloglovin so you don’t miss the next instalment! I’m hoping to do a lot more posts like this!!