It is amazing how simply using a different word can change a thought from a negative to a positive. Someone can be stubborn or we can call him or her tenacious. You could think a person is bossy; another can think that person takes control.
I am finding a fine line between nervousness and excitement. Both these feelings can have the same affect on me. Sweaty palms, a nervous stomach, and perhaps a feeling of being unsettled.
I know the poem that goes, “Sticks and stones can break my bones, but words can NEVER harm me.” I tend to disagree. I think words are very powerful.
By simply changing the dialog in our heads, we can actually change our moods. “I am stressed.” Or,” I am challenged; I am overwhelmed”, or “I have a busy life.”
Like a diet or learning a new skill, this takes focus, awareness, and practice.
After all, wouldn’t you rather wake up and take on the day, than let the day get the best of you?