Tuesday, December 22, 2015

It's All in a Word

Today I want to share with you a very simple shift I have made in my life.  It is so easy, comes at no cost and has made a real difference in my everyday life.

Think of a word you write multiple times a day, whether signing into a computer, email, social media or even your phone. 

A password. 

In 2014 some of the most popular passwords were 'qwerty', 'password', 'letmein' and '123456'.
Not only are these ridiculously easy to hack into, but they have no added value to your life. 

Now, imagine if you typed in something meaningful every single time you unlocked your phone. You may think the passwords you choose make no difference. Who cares what you are typing? It's just a means to an end. 

Well, for the past six months I have been using only positive words and phrases to open my accounts.  It started out as an experiment when I was feeling particularly down one day and I needed something to bring me out of my funk (because it was 5am and there was no wine ;).

The physical act of typing out a positive phrase has made such a difference.  By making yourself think these words multiple times a day and then having to actually write them out, you are programming your brain to think a different way.  It seems small, but over time, it imprints and changes your outlook ever so slightly.

What words would/phrases would you use?  Here are a few to get you started:

Happy
Calm
Peace
Focus
Drive
Positive
Authentic
Healthy
Love
Strive
OneStepAtATime
JustBreathe
OpenMindOpenHeart
YouGotThis
NeverQuit
DontStop

I guarantee some of you are reading this with doubt or rolling your eyes.  I was that person too, until I tried it.  Why not fill your world with positive words and phrases?  I did.

oxox Mare


6 comments:

  1. Interesting. Why haven't I been doing this all my life!

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  2. It's a great way to remind yourself of who you are. I'm working backwards on these blogs. That's a lovely photo of you. I see Elizabeth in it. xx

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