Are Your Words Toxic?


Through the years, most of us have heard the benefits of fasting for our general well being and properly-getting. We know that backing away from the table can be a good concept not only for our waistline but really can become a form of detoxification. Moving away from the continual need to process and assimilate meals gives our bodies a much required rest and a sense of renewal.

I believe we can apply the principle of fasting to other regions of our life as well as see huge positive aspects. What would take place if we applied the principle of fasting to our conversation or words? What would be the benefits? What would take place if we had been intentional about eliminating toxic words from our vocabulary? I think our lives would radically modify.

As a Christian Life Coach, I am nicely conscious that words are seldom trivial or meaningless. They move us, inspire us to action, comfort and encourage us, bring healing or they can crush us and devastate us. We are changed either positively or negatively just due to the fact of words, and not just words spoken by others. We are even impacted by our own words. On most days we are either encouraging or discouraging ourselves with our personal words.

So, it would seem to me that a single of the most effective approaches to start altering our lives for the much better is to change our conversation. If our words shape our thoughts and influence our tomorrow, then what are we forecasting? What optimistic or negative belief systems or mental photos or we reinforcing by our personal words?

Here are three ways we can get on the proper track with our words.

1. Tune in. Tape oneself or ask pal, parent or spouse to quit you when you are speaking negatively. Listen to your self a lot more closely.

two. Begin a Toxic Word Journal. What are your toxic words? How do you limit oneself with these words? How does your conversation turn into an excuse or even blame?

Ex. – It is too difficult, It is also tough, I can not afford, If only I had a lot more income, If only I had more time, I do not believe I can do this, What a dummy I am, I am so stupid, I need to not have to, If only I, If only you, You are the purpose…

3. Go on a Word Rapidly. See if you can pick 3 words that you say usually and remove these words for a week. Uncover a substitute word or phrase.

Words are potent! Even the writer of Proverbs declares the tongue has the energy of life and death. No kidding! Maybe we need to rethink what we are genuinely saying. With a tiny time, work and intentionality all of us can take charge of our lives and I think shape a far better tomorrow by altering our conversation a single word at a time.