One sentence you need to stop saying if you want to feel good
When is the last time someone asked you, “How are you?” and you responded with, “I’m not too bad thanks”.
I used to say it all the time but now I try to stop myself uttering it and it’s one sentence you need to stop saying if you want to feel good.
Thoughts are real things. What you think, especially repeatedly, you believe.
So what’s the harm in saying, “I’m not too bad thanks”?
If you think about how you are feeling on a scale of good to bad, this response is on the bad side of the scale.
In other words you’re bad but you’re not too bad.
If we repeatedly express we are feeling bad, how can we ever hope to feel good?
In other words it’s a negative expression. If we say it without thinking then surely we’re coming from a negative standpoint.
When someone now asks me, “How are you?” I try to say, “Good thanks” or “I’m out of this world crazy loving it”.
Ok maybe I’ve never said the second one but it’s amazing how much better you feel when you chose to express positive sentiment rather than settle for a negative one.
Give it a try, I bet you’ll feel better.
I recently read a great article which I highly recommend entitled: The Science of Positive Thinking: How Positive Thoughts Build Your Skills, Boost Your Health, and Improve Your Work by James Clear, which is based on the works of Barbara Fredrickson a positive psychology researcher at the University of North Carolina.
If you don’t believe thoughts are real then let me point this out to you: the very device you are reading this blog post on was once just a thought in someone’s head.
If you’d like to read another post of mine on positive thinking you can do so by clicking here.