Use Your Words to Reduce Your Stress

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Use your words, reduce your stress.

Yes, you can use your words to reduce your stress. Words affect your energy and can actually change it.

That’s very good news because it means you hold the power in your hands.

We all encounter stress from day to day and minute to minute.

It’s a fundamental fact of living for everyone.  Since it’s built right into the human condition, it’s not the absence of stress that we should strive for, but better ways to manage it. And that’s where how you use your words becomes so powerfully important.

The ways that we deal with stress determine whether it saps our energy and creativity, or actually gives us a boost.  It’s in our hands to decide whether our stress moves us forward or holds us back.

Stress and Your Time

Stressful thinking is pressured thinking. Your thoughts become frenzied, inaccurate, and unreliable.

And stress springs from scarcity. We feel, literally, boxed in, with time, energy, and ideas in short supply.

This is a very negative place to work from. And when we’re in that place, it’s easy to assume that this is the way life has to be.

But this is not the case. Relieving the stress that has you feeling trapped begins when you use your words to create a positive thought.

Your Thinking and Your Stress

Stress may feel like it arises from your circumstances, but it is very much a product of your thinking.

If your thoughts are shaped by a scarcity and/or a victim mentality, this profoundly affects the way you approach life.  It affects EVERYTHING, including your body, mind, and spirit. And this ripples out to negatively impact your decisions, your work, and your relationships.  You’re stuck in a stress-filled box, and it feels like there is no way out.

But when you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you have the power to move forward in a healthier and more productive way. With practice you can change your thought process, and it all begins with just a few words.

Use Your Words

Affirmations are positive statements that stimulate your mind and spark your energy. When you find and use an affirmation that speaks to you on a deep level, and reaffirm it by repeating it often, you can make the statement your mantra and your reality.

But that’s not where you start when you are feeling negative and stressed.  From that place, a list of affirmations probably looks like nothing more than a list of idealistic words that don’t apply to you.

This is where you need to commit to making a small leap of faith.  When you see a positive phrase that speaks to you, even in a small way, embrace it.  Repeat it and let it sink in.  With perseverance, this word or phrase will become more and more real to you, eventually extinguishing the negative thought that has snagged you in a puddle of stress.

You are replacing your negative thinking pattern with a positive approach. This is what positive affirmations are all about. If you’re really stuck and don’t know where to start, an affirmation such as, “Negative thinking is not my way of thinking.” offers a place to begin. It may feel awkward at first, but with each repetition, you are making inroads.  Observe how you feel, because you will feel a change in your energy and your stress level.

The power truly is in your hands.  How will you start exercising it today?

Here’s more help…

We all have voices that chatter at us throughout the day. The Inner Critic is one of them. Learning to recognize (and counter) this destructive voice is one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself.

You see, the Inner Critic is a negative, debilitating and constant presence in your life.  And it’s not just the words. It’s the judgmental tone, the rolling eyes, and the scolding wag of the index finger. Beyond sapping your energy and confidence, your Inner Critic robs you of time and profoundly distorts how you see others and how you feel about yourself. So, what can you do?

Give yourself a big boost with my Exercise and Guide Book titled “These Critical Voices Are Driving Me Crazy!” How to Use Positive Self-Talk to Save Your Sanity and Your Time! Part of my popular Voices Package, this E-Guide offers simple, practical exercises, checklists and tips for learning to recognize and counter the critical voices that disrupt and hurt you.

“This guidebook is by a secret genius as far as I’m concerned.
Her name is Paula Eder and she is absolutely brilliant
when it comes to how to be in relationship with self and
how to be in relationship with time.”
Heather Dominick

You hold the power to make conscious choices about the kinds of messages you give yourself. As you exercise this power, you’ll develop new clarity and confidence – and transform your time.

“These Critical Voices Are Driving Me Crazy!” opens the door and gives you a roadmap, so don’t wait. Click this link to learn more about the Voices Package and get started on your empowering journey today.

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