Try vs Going to
— I “should” go walk around the neighborhood vs I “want” to go walk the neighborhood. I walked for 15 minutes at lunch, but, I know, I “should” have done more vs I walked for 15 minutes at lunch because I “wanted” to feel the fresh air and take a break from my desk, it felt so good.
— I “can’t” lift more then 3lbs vs I “want” to be stronger, what can I do? I “can’t” take a break vs I “want” to clear my head so I will step away for a few minutes.
— “You” would be so proud of me vs “I” am so proud of myself, I’ve never done that before. “You” made me mad vs “I” felt very upset when you said that.
— “They” need to do something about this neighborhood vs “We” can go out on Saturday and do some clean up ourselves. This one can be applied in many places — I found that also instead of using the word “they” defining the “they” helps to clarify.
— I’m going to “try” and make it on Saturday vs I’m “going to” be there Saturday. I’m “trying” to eat healthy vs I’m eating healthier by adding one fruit each day.
See where you can shift both your internal and external dialog — Let us know where you notice a difference!!!