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Do you want to know the secret of happy people?

Do you want to know the secret of happy people? 

They are rich and famous with dashing good looks!

Just kidding!  The real secret of happy people….

They speak differently!  Their words uplift and inspire them, positively impacting their thoughts, emotions, and, ultimately, their lives.

When it comes to how we talk to ourselves, we don't always realize how much it can affect our happiness.  But the truth is the words we use can shape our thoughts, emotions, and experiences.  And happy people have this down - they speak differently, making them feel good.

One of the most potent things happy people do is switch "I have to" to "I get to." Think about it - how many times have you said, "I have to go to work," "I have to cook dinner," or "I have to exercise?"  Using "have to" can make us feel obligated and burdened.  But when we say "I get to," it reminds us of our privilege and opportunity.  "I get to go to work" means we have a job and a way to support ourselves.  "I get to cook dinner" means we have food and loved ones to share it with.  "I get to exercise" means we have a healthy body and the ability to take care of ourselves.

Another powerful language shift is saying, "I am healing from" instead of "I suffer from." This one can be beneficial when dealing with mental health struggles. For example, saying, "I suffer from anxiety" or "I suffer from depression" can make us feel helpless.  But saying "I am healing from anxiety" or "I am healing from depression" acknowledges that we're taking steps to improve our mental health and have the power to overcome these challenges.

Happy people know the ultimate power of "I am" statements.  Our brains tend to reinforce what we believe about ourselves.  So, when we say things like "I am strong," "I am capable," or "I am worthy," we start to believe them.  These statements can be beneficial when facing tough times. For example, instead of saying, "I am overwhelmed," we can say, "I am resilient" or "I am resourceful." Instead of saying, "I am a failure," we can say, "I am learning and growing."

These language shifts might seem small, but they can significantly impact our thoughts, emotions, and experiences.  If you want to feel more empowered, inspired, and happy, try incorporating these power statements into your everyday language.  Join us on this journey to transform the way we talk to ourselves, and let's get closer to the life we truly desire.

If you would like to install some of these helpful statements in your own mind, I have just the thing, a guided meditation. So just click on the link that suits you best, and let's get started. 

You can listen to it on the Get Well With Me podcast.