By Michael Dorausch, D.C.
Sticks and stones may break your bones but words can help you to feel good about yourself and those you share them with.
Imagine yourself in a situation where you wanted to say something nice about someone. It could be a person right in front of you, it could be somebody you’re introducing to another, it could be a comment you’re wanting to leave on someone’s blog, it could be someone you’re wanting to write a thank you card for, it could be text to be included in an e-mail, it could even be a note to yourself. The possibilities are unlimited.
It’s long been part of my philosophy that one is far better off being positive than they are in being negative. That applies to words you say to yourself as well as words you use when speaking to others. I like to start each day with a personal affirmation and I’ve discovered a number of words that help me to feel good about myself. Throughout the day I make a conscious effort to utilize these feel-good words when having conversations with others, as they appear to have the same effects on others as they do on me.
I compiled this handy list of 101 feel-good words (complete list is below) that can be used in a number of different situations. Not every word is suitable in every situation, but with practice, you can combine many of them into feel-good statements and affirmations.
Speaking good about yourself is important, even if you’re the only one listening. Start your day with the statement I am and follow it up with words that feel good to you.
I am imaginative, talented, and disciplined.
I am considerate, deserving, encouraging, and compassionate.
I am intelligent, optimistic, energetic, and persistent.
I am attentive, articulate, open-minded, and trustful.
This list can be a great resource when thinking of ways to say thank you. Imagine, your spouse or significant other has just purchased you an 8Gb iPod Touch as a gift and you respond by saying… “It’s nice but did you know there was a 16 gig model?” That’s probably not the best way to go about saying thank you. Never fear, access this handy word list and put together a feel-good thank you. “You are so thoughtful. I’m so jazzed, this is perfect.”
Suppose your friend or colleague is wearing a new outfit, you can use a combination of feel-good words on this list, and help them to feel like a celebrity.
You look marvelous.
That top looks fabulous on you.
Your new shoes are divine.
That new suit is impeccable, it gives you a confident and powerful look.
It’s my opinion that you can’t go wrong when using feel-good words to describe others, and it’s so easy to do. Select some of your favorite words from the list and use them when introducing your friends to others.
He’s the most considerate, passionate, encouraging and selfless guy you’ll ever meet.
Not only is she intelligent and resourceful, she’s incredibly kindhearted and helpful.
He’s the perfect leader. While having a powerful and confident nature, he’s empathetic and open-minded as well.
Charming would be one way to describe her. She is a delightful and motivating person to be around.
Words That Feel Good
Here’s the list of 101 words that feel good, put them into action and let me know what you think.
Know any feel-good words that I may have missed?
UPDATE: This post has been one of the most visited on this blog. That is stupendous!