The words you use on a daily basis actually have more power over you and your life than you may be aware of. That is why it’s important to be purposeful with your word choice, and to let go of words that do not serve your purposes.

Consider letting go of these 7 toxic words and phrases:

#1. ‘Weird’

What does this adjective really give you as a word? Nothing, simply a way to show the areas where you discriminate. Think about it. When do you use this word? Only to describe things, that in your opinion, don’t fit the normal standards.

But remember everyone’s ‘normal’ is subjective. Nothing is weird.

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#2. ‘I Need You’

Ask yourself why you feel like expressing the need for someone else. Are you not feeling fulfilled or satisfied inside of yourself? Being in love or having close friends is wonderful and rewarding, but there’s no reason to feel that you need another person in order to feel okay about things or yourself. Try to remind yourself that you are okay just as you are, no matter who is or isn’t around you.

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#3. ‘It’s your fault’

It’s very common to throw blame around when you’re in an argument or dealing with a difficult problem, but the reality is that it’s just an unhealthy way of coping with a situation. When you put the blame and fault on another person, you completely ignore any part that you may have played in the scenario.

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#4. ‘Ugly’

What is ugly? There’s no way to define it, if you really think about it. Everyone has a different perspective about what is attractive and what isn’t just because you think something or someone is ‘ugly,’ doesn’t mean that everyone does. Remember that perspective is everything, and consider whether you would want someone describing you as ugly.

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#5. ‘I can’t’

When you use this phrase, you cut yourself down before you even begin. How do you know you ‘can’t’ if you haven’t tried? You don’t know! The words you say take place in your thoughts and affect your feelings and behaviors. Be more positive and supportive of yourself, and switch to saying, ‘I can try.’

#6. ‘Hate’

There is simply no reason to have this word in your vocabulary. It expresses an angry sentiment that is most likely not actually accurate. You can express your dissatisfaction with things and people with adding such hostility to your speech.

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#7. ‘Failure’

Try and change your mindset when it comes to believing that you ‘failed.’ This word is very final, as if things could never be improved, which simply isn’t realistic. Think of obstacles and mistakes as chances to grow more as a person.

Keep your thoughts and speech healthier and happier by letting go of some words that simply don’t serve you well.

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The BetterMe Team wants you and those close to you to live a healthy, happy life! Your health is a valuable thing; look after your body and your mind so that you can live your life to the fullest – Remember you only get one!

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