Negative Words That Hinder Progress

i'm bored“I’m bored.”

Those are two of the most negative words you can say – and think. There are so many things in this world to do. So many places you can go. So many people you can help. There is no reason to ever be bored.

A study reported in the Journal of Neuroscience reports that negative words shut down higher level mental processes in your brain.

When I hear someone say they are bored, it always surprises me. Lazy Sunday mornings are a great time to catch up on reading, learn something new, practice an instrument or go for a stroll.

If you find boredom setting in, don’t say those poisonous words “I’m bored.”  Instead, reset your thinking. Get your bucket list out and pick a goal you want to achieve before you die. Take action at that very moment to make strides toward that goal.

Don’t have a bucket list? Then it’s a great time to write one – it’s a lot of fun since it is a painting of words that describe experiences you want to have in your life.

Avoid turning on the television or hopping onto Facebook. Take a slow moment in your life and turn it into a deliberate pause, one that gets you thinking and taking action.

You will feel a dramatic change, one of accomplishment and not boredom.

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