The words we use influence our self-talk. Our words influence how we see and feel about things.
Over the last few weeks, I’ve struggled a bit. I’ve been grieving and managing a lot of personal challenges at the same time.
Some days I feel focused and strong. Other days, I feel like everything is a struggle.
My habits and processes are helping. I attribute my successes to them during this difficult time.
However, today I realized that I need to watch my language.
Yesterday, I woke up feeling a bit sad and overwhelmed. I struggled to start my morning routine. At some point, I stopped punishing myself and just permitted myself to be. I hugged myself and encouraged myself to start the day from where I was. By the time I sat at my desk, I felt much better and felt focused, and inspired.
I got a lot done yesterday.
Today, I woke up feeling inspired from the day before and powered through meeting after meeting until I hit mid-afternoon. I’m starting to struggle again.
“But you have to write a blog.”
And then I caught myself—words matter. Words have weight.
Telling myself that “I had to” write a blog wasn’t helping me. When I needed to be kind to myself, this self-talk made me feel even more burdened.
I know how powerful words are. I know that words can influence us. So I changed what I was saying to myself.
“I want to write a blog.”
“I want to prepare for my client coaching call.”
Suddenly, the tasks I had to finish today didn’t feel as heavy. They didn’t feel like a burden.
Like yesterday, by changing how I talk to myself, I was able to turn things around.
I was able to change my energy and, in turn, create different results.
If you want to change how you talk to yourself, watch out for these words:
When I catch myself saying these words, I know to check in and see if I am focused on blaming or complaining or if I am focused on creating solutions and results.
Words do matter. If choosing the right words changes how I feel and see things, let’s choose the right words.
Have you ever experienced a shift by changing the words you use?
What other words would you add to my list of words to watch out for?
A different language is a different vision of life. Federico Fellini
A different language is a different vision of life.
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