It has always fascinated me how we attach emotions and stories to some words.
Let’s take, for example, the word ‘work’. What does this feel like to you?
A few weeks ago, I had a conversation with a friend about how I feel like I am working really hard and not really prioritising time for fun at the moment. Then I made the statement “I am working on prioritising fun”. The irony of which made me stop and giggle… Really Jodi… you are WORKING on prioritising FUN?
So I decided to play a little game with myself and tune into when I use the word ‘work’ (and in what context) and replace the word with ‘play’… just to see (and feel) the difference in energy around these words for me.
I was blown away by the results! One little word change created a completely different feeling in me in relation to each statement. Here are some of the ones I caught myself using:
I am working on that = I am playing on that.
It is such hard work = It is such hard play
Get to work = Get to play
I work 60 hours a week = I play 60 hours a week
You work too hard = You play too hard
I’ve got to go to work = I’ve got to go to play
Can you think of any others? I urge you to play on this and notice the difference. 🙂