How negative are you?
According to Scott Bea at the Cleveland Clinic, most conversations include a complaint when it comes to money. That’s kind of unfortunate. Think about the next conversation you have today and see if it includes a complaint or if you’re naturally tempted to complain about something or someone. Simply being more aware could turn you into a more positive, and likely, happier person. But, here’s another way to go about being less negative in regular conversations. According to Dr. Bea, dropping words/phrases like had to, have to and unhappy truly make a difference.
When you’re saying you had to or have to you’re implying coercion, a negative, often unnecessarily. When you use a term like unhappy you’re talking in absolutes. Are you really unhappy, or are you temporarily annoyed by something? He pointed out that we tend to exaggerate. By virtue of our tendencies to use this language and engage in this type of conversation, we often spread and encourage negativity from others in conversation. This becomes a perpetual cloud in our lives. In other words, if you can make these minor tweaks, you can also positively impact those around you.
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