Make An Effort To Stay Positive - Words: Spoken And Unspoken Forces #Book Tour
It is important to understand that speaking positive and speaking life requires you to make an effort. We instinctively think of the negative first. Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi discovered that when our mind is not engaged in something, it tends to drift randomly. All kinds of thoughts enter our idle mind, but surprisingly only the negative thoughts stick. This is because, “negative thoughts fixate attention with more stickiness than positive or neutral thoughts. We get caught in the worried or angry thought, and it doesn't pass by like a neutral thought might.” Therefore, thinking and in turn speaking positive requires an extra effort from our end whereas thinking and speaking negatively is something that most of us learn with much ease early in our childhood!
We have to fight and ward off those negative thoughts/emotions so that they don’t produce words.
While communicating with someone, try to be as positive as possible. When I say be positive, what I really mean is that try avoiding words which carry negative connotation. Instead, look for alternative words that could replace the negative words that you use most frequently. For instance, instead of viewing something as a “problem” you could instead tag it as a “situation.” Rather than saying it was a “bad” decision, say it was an “unwise” decision. See “faults” as “differences” and “mistakes” as “valuable lessons.” When these simple tips are used, they yield amazing results.
Words: Spoken and Unspoken Forces provides the key to understanding the secret power of words and traces how this power is activated by drawing references from various authors and experts in psychology, philosophy, medicine, and semiotics. The author presents a theoretical model to understand why words affect individuals by suggesting that words color emotions, shape behaviors, and influence physiological functioning to create an overall impact (whether positive or negative).
Drawing upon several scientific studies, this book will help the reader understand why words are spoken and unspoken forces that have the potential to shape the future.
About the Author:Anita Saleem holds an MS/MPhil in Clinical and Counseling Psychology. She was born and raised in Pakistan where she currently teaches Psychology to undergraduates at Forman Christian College. At the age of 25, she is a lecturer, an author and a researcher who best expresses herself through her writing. She frequently pens articles for local newspapers on culture, arts, faith, tolerance and relationships.
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