Do you know what I mean by happy words? Words that cheer you up, fill you with happy thoughts and feelings, or put you in a positive state of mind.
For instance words like: fantastic, exhilarated, amorous, celebration, gorgeous, fun, superb, satisfaction, fascination, ecstasy, gusto, zest, groovy, sunny, ardent, ebullient, enliven, etc.
You would be surprised that these happy words can make a difference in your life. These cheerful words can lift your spirits and make you soar among the clouds, so to speak. In other words, to cheer up your life. Even though there are lots of words to describe happy emotions, but the problem is our brains incline to delve on problems and negative states than positive ones.
The thing is that we get stuck in the rut when it comes to thinking. It is a kind of habit. We tend to think the same old thing again and again. It is said that everything you do in your life is the result of habits that we have cultivated over time. The same goes for the language and the use of words. Next time when you talk to someone, make an attempt to listen attentively to yourself.
The language or words you use affect the way you think and the way you feel. Language is a powerful tool that can be used to persuade, motivate, seduce or even even hurt someone.
In Neuro Linguistic Progamming (NLP), there is this concept called Hypnotic Language Patterns. Hypnotic language patterns are not about traditional hypnosis, where one closes his/her eyes and goes into a trance. Hypnotic language patterns are about learning and harnessing the powers of our language.
For those of you who like to know more, you can google “Milton Model”. The Milton Model is a model for indirect interpersonal communications inspired by psychiatrist and pioneer of medical hypnosis, Milton H. Erickson.
It lists the key parts of speech and key patterns that are useful in subtly and effectively directing another person’s line of thinking.
So if you want to live a happier life, then fill your life with happy words like amusement, tender, euphoric, content, delight, thrill, climax, flair and the list goes on……