Here’s Why You Should Change The Words You Use In Your Daily Life

Why You Should Change The Words You Use In Your Daily Life and How to do that

Did you know that in the English language there are approximately 3000 words that describe emotions?

Surprisingly,

There are nearly twice as many words for Negative emotions as for Positive ones.

It’s therefore crucial that you pay close attention to the words you use in your daily life, as they will shape your thinking and perception.

To think differently about a situation, you need to describe it differently.

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Imagine you’re on a road trip and your car breaks down in the middle of nowhere.

In this situation,

You could allow yourself to become furious and complain about how “frustrating” it is and how “angry” you feel.

But,

You could also say something like, “that’s inconvenient.”

Describing what we usually experience as a frustrating situation in more neutral words can stop you from entering a more negative emotional state.

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The words we employ to describe our experience of the world actually define that experience

So how can you change your vocabulary in a way that helps you to manage your emotions?

Simply put,

Use strong words for Positive emotions and less intense words for Negative ones.

For example, instead of saying that you’re “happy,” you could use the stronger description, “totally blissed.”

Or, if you’re on the verge of experiencing intense negative emotions, you should describe your experience with words and phrases that are less intense, such as “I’m a little concerned” instead of “I’m extremely anxious.”

Also,

Try to use unusual words to express negative emotions.

Doing this is likely to amuse you, and will instantly lift your mood and even delighting those around you.

For example, when you’re extremely annoyed, you could say: “I must say, I feel quite peeved.”

This uncommon word has an old-fashioned, genteel quality to it that can instantly improve your mood.

Key Takeaway:

Why you should change the words you’re using daily in your LIFE?

Because they will shape your thinking and perception of everything around you.

To think differently about a situation, you need to describe it differently.

The words we employ to describe our experience of the world actually define that experience.

How can you change your vocabulary in a way that helps you to manage your emotions?

Use strong words for Positive emotions and less intense words for Negative ones.

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