How a simple rephrasing can create joy

Today I was discussing a decision to be made with a client and noticed that she was using the words "should" and "need to" quite a bit. I expressed to her that using the words should or need were deficit terms and kept her in a place of victimhood or pain and shame. I suggested that she try replacing the words should or need to with "Can" or "Get to" which instantly lifted some weight off her shoulders. Words are powerful and can dramatically shift our perspectives. Try bringing awareness to your language today and replacing words that bring stress to ones that feel lighter and empowering. Peace is in the perception ~ xo Monica Today.