If you feel pressure from your day-to-day living, there’s one word that you SHOULD eliminate from your vocabulary to help you release stress. The word?

Oops, it’s should!

Words have weight — and the word “should” can feel like a ton of bricks. And saying it can make simple activities feel much more difficult.

I should:

  • get out of bed.
  • go exercise.
  • clean the house

Just for fun, replace the “shoulds” with “wants.”

I want to:

  • get out of bed.
  • go exercise.
  • clean the house.

Reminding yourself to “want” to do things, makes you instantaneously feel at choice — free to choose.

Doing what you love is freedom. Loving what you do is happiness.

Lana Del Rey
Release stress
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And when you get to choose, everything starts to feels light, easy, breezy and so much more fun! If you want some new words, find some here. BTW, it’s not only the words you say out loud; it’s also the words you say to yourself.

It’s such a simple little twist. Give it a go!

You are never too old to choose your words wisely —and lighten your load . . .


Remember that stress doesn’t come from what’s going on in your life. It comes from your thoughts about what’s going on in your life.

Andrew Bernstein