Feel Your Best Tip: Change Your Words, Change Your Life
5/24/16 — One of the hallmarks of a great friend (or therapist), is being a great listener.
These precious souls hear us and through that, help us to hear ourselves. That’s huge. I’ve found that the answers we seek–where we’re going wrong, and what we need to do for our lives to work better–are not actually outside of our awareness. That insight is right there, often tangled up in our heads and words. Sometimes another person can be helpful in extracting it. And we can do it for ourselves too.
At its essence, today’s tip is to practice listening to ourselves. As the video beckons us to consider: what are your words really saying?
Start by noticing how you use common (and revealing) words like: “busy,” “should,” and “just.”
As you become more aware, make adjustments as needed, and continuously, compassionately refine your own internal ear.
In my experience, this leads us to make more positive choices in our words, and more.