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Speak highly of your problems

How’s it going?

Before you answer, take note of the following; how you describe your situation actually affects the way your brain processes information related to that situation.

When you say something like “I am stressed out”, your mind processes the experence very differently from when you say “I have a lot to do right now and I need to focus.”

Your language not only shapes how you feel, but it also helps to determine whether or not your brain includes or filters out valuable information that could help you solve your problems, transform your conditions, and navigate your circumstances.

The next time you feel compelled to honestly report a problem in your life, put in the extra effort necessary to formulate your challenge in a way that opens you to possibility and doesn’t negate your sense of personal power.

Instead of “I’m worn out and exhausted”, try “I need to re-fuel and get some rest.”

Instead of “I don’t know what to do”, try “I need to figure out a strategy for getting what I want.”

Instead of “Nobody likes me”, try “I would like to have a few good friends.”

Play around with this practice of framing your problems in this way. It might seem tedious at first, but it will get easier as you go along and it will help you approach life’s difficulties in a much more light-hearted way.

If you ask me, that’s a possibility worth actualizing.

T.K. Coleman

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