Today’s Monday Mantra is a pretty important one. It seems simple and it seems like it wouldn’t really be life changing but I can guarantee you that it is in fact life changing.
Here’s the thing. Your body remembers the last word you use. So imagine that all day, every day when someone asks you how you are, you say “Not bad”. Your body remembers the “bad” and each time you say it, you reinforce that word into your body’s cellular system. The same goes for when someone says “thank you” – a lot of people tend to use the term “No worries” or “no problem”. Your body remembers “Problem” or “Worries”. Be aware too that the people you say these phrases to also hear these words and it can be energy draining for them too.
Personally, as a practitioner, I hear these terms all day every day from clients and I am constantly rephrasing them for my clients so that it helps them to build their energy up and reminds them to use more positive language and it helps me to not be drained by the words they use.
Consider phrases that get thrown around these days like:
– Fully sick
– That’s so depressing
– Does my head in
– Such a pain in the neck
– etc etc etc
Consider how these literally might effect your energy and your body. Lots of people use affirmations to boost their energy and manifest their desires. The phrases above, when used often become just like affirmations. So choose your phrases wisely.
So here’s a little fun exercise to do this week to start training yourself (and those around you) into some positive language habits.
– Instead of saying “Not bad” when someone asks you how you are, try “good” or “less than great”
– Instead of saying “No worries” or “No problems”, try “It’s a pleasure” (my personal favourite) or “you’re welcome”.
Then, take notice of how you feel at the end of the day after using these new terms and see if you can further enhance it by finding some new phrases for other common sayings you use that might be less than fabulous.
As always, download and save to your desktop or phone or print it and pin it somewhere you’ll see it. When you see it, say it. And if you know someone who would also benefit from this mantra, share it.