TRY THIS: Drop the 'J' Word

For The Love Of Language

Your Wednesday word goal: get your self-empowerment on with one simple step - - drop 'JUST' from your lingo.

Hear me out.

Language has way more impact and influence than we give it credit for. It shifts and changes—on even the most cellular level—how we feel about others, our communities and most importantly, ourselves. The 'J' word can have a little 'ick' on it; like the thing you're describing or doing or wanting to do (etc.) isn't quite...enough. 

Think about your plans for this hump-day evening: Netflix? Me too - probably.

Friend: 'What are you doing tonight?'
Me: 'Oh just staying in and maybe taking it easy...Netflix, you know.'

First off: ain't no shame in the stay-in game. Down time is the best and self-care is the new over-socialization. ALSO - if you really wanted to go out on a Wednesday, you would rally someone for tapas and get your butt on a bar stool. So for pete's sake, own it. Claim your choices. Try this:

Friend: 'What are you doing tonight?'
You: 'Watching Netflix and eating a bag of yogurt covered raisins. Staying in like a boss. Might even put on a face mask...hard to say.'

No 'just' needed - you're doing you and that's that.

Yes, use it to talk about time. Yes, use it to talk about justice, reason and fairness. AND - when you're talking about YOU, try letting the 'just' slide. State it like it is. 

SO - your goal: drop the 'just', empower yourself with your language. And go get 'em, tiger.