03 Jun Stop saying these 3 words if you don’t want to be negative
What you say (to yourself and to others) is important.
What you say effects how you feel and what you do; so what you say impacts on your happiness and even your health and wellbeing.
Sometimes, what we say can be unintentionally negative; and that can eat away at our happiness without us even knowing it.
So if you want more happiness, and less negativity, stop saying these 3 words…
via Health.com by Cassie Shortsleeve
Here’s something that’ll make you think twice: “The majority of American conversations are characterized by a complaint,” says Scott Bea, Psy.D., a psychologist at the Cleveland Clinic.
It makes sense. Human brains have what’s called a negative bias. “We tend to notice things that are threatening in our condition,” says Bea. It goes back to our ancestors’ time when being able to spot threats was crucial to survival.
And before you say that you really try not to complain—you meditate, you think positive, you always try to find the good—you’re likely more guilty than you think. After all, when was the last time you said that you had to do something? Maybe you had to go grocery shopping. Or you had to work out. Maybe you had to go to your in-laws after work.
It’s an easy trap we all fall into from time-to-time—but it’s one that can not only make our perspectives on life a little more blue, but also likely negatively impact brain chemistry, notes Bea.
Fortunately, a tiny language tweak can help: Instead of saying “I have to,” say, “I get to.” It’s something that companies like Life Is Good, which sends positive messages through all kinds of apparel and goods, encourage their employees and customers to do…
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