Words are powerful.  They have the ability to shape your thoughts and emotions. Positive words can help to foster a positive attitude and outlook, while negative words can lead to feelings of hopelessness and self-doubt.

The language you use can influence your mindset and how you view yourself and your circumstances. Positive words motivate you to strive toward your goals while avoiding negative words can help you cultivate a more optimistic outlook on your personal and professional life.

Positive and negative words can create distinct and powerful energies. Words that are positive can create a feeling of hope, optimism, and motivation, while negative words can create a sense of despair, helplessness, and self-doubt.

Be mindful of the language you use, as it can profoundly influence your mindset on all aspects of life and affect your personal and professional relationships. By choosing to focus on positive words, you can create an energy of motivation and confidence that can help you lead a more fulfilling, purpose-driven life.


Positive Words Help

Positive words can lift your spirits motivate us to take action, and help build self-confidence by reminding you of your strengths and abilities, your worth, and value to provide you with hope and inspiration. They also help you to stay focused and motivated. Thus, helping you to achieve a healthy, happy life full of successes, great or small.

Create healthier relationships and foster greater understanding between people by using positive and encouraging words to open up a conversation, reduce stress and pressure in a situation, and create a more positive environment.

Whether in a work or home environment, expressing positive words can show appreciation and kindness, break down barriers, and help you to build better relationships. By expressing your thoughts and feelings in a more positive way, you can encourage open and honest communication. This then can lead to deeper understanding and connection.   As a leader or coach, this type of communication is essential to grow a cohesive team or to bring a client to their next level of achievement.


Negative Words Harm

Negative words on the other hand can have a detrimental effect on your mental, emotional, and physical well-being.  Using them towards yourself can lead to feelings of anxiety, stress, or depression. Words like: can’t, won’t, bad, stressful, anxious, hard, and wrong all have harsh connotations and can be disruptive to our relationship with ourselves and others.

They can also create negative energy that makes you feel discouraged, hopeless, and fearful, which lowers your self-esteem and confidence. Negative words can quickly lead to conflict or misunderstanding between family, coworkers, and friends and create an atmosphere of tension and disharmony.

How do you stop using negative words?  To omit using negative words, you must first be aware of your own internal dialogue. Make a conscious effort to recognize when you are using negative words.  Is there a certain situation or a person who triggers your use of negative words?

When you notice that your words are negative, the best thing to do is to stop and take a moment to consider what you are saying. Acknowledge the negative thoughts or emotions you are feeling, and then focus on replacing them with more positive ones.

There are many schools of thought around self-talk and using negative words.  Self-care and self-compassion allow you to acknowledge feelings.  Then mindfully respond in a more positive and healthy way. Practice speaking more positively by intentionally expressing gratitude, kindness, and encouragement to yourself and those around you.

That sounds simple, however, in reality, we are not very good at noticing our negative talk whether towards ourselves or others in order to make necessary changes.



Luckily, I have just the tool to help you transition from using negative words to positive ones to create a healthy, happy, and harmonious life.

Healthy THINKING, Happy Life: Master Your Mindset and Get $#it Done, is a newly published collaboration co-written by fifteen authors.  Each author provides different perspectives on mindset, self-talk, and positivity to help you achieve health, happiness, and success that may be eluding you.  Your thoughts become things, so essentially what you think about you bring about.   Positive Mindset=Positive Results!

There is a fine line between positive reinforcement and negative self-talk, and maintaining a balance can be difficult. Positive reinforcement involves using words of affirmation to encourage and motivate yourself, while negative self-talk involves using language that focuses on flaws and shortcomings.

Maintaining a healthy balance is important, as too much negative self-talk can create feelings of self-doubt and hopelessness, while excessive positive reinforcement can lead to overconfidence and complacency. To be successful, strive for a combination of both positive reinforcement and constructive self-criticism.

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Denise Stegall

Denise Stegall

Hi, I’m Denise Stegall,

As a speaker, coach, and curator of Living Healthy List my experience ignites ideas, conversation, and connection. I am a connector, a leader who radiates emotional intelligence, strength, positivity, resilience, and a zest for life!

I bring you 20 years of experience/study in nutrition, cooking, exercise, and coaching to show you how you can enjoy a happy, healthy, and fulfilling life through nutrition and self-empowerment.

I earned my Bachelors’s Degree in Hotel, Restaurant, and Business Management with a focus on nutrition, experience in the hospitality industry and has certifications in Health Coaching, Life Coaching, Nutrition, ETP and Plant-Based Cooking.

My experience in cooking and nutrition delivers a unique perspective on what works (and doesn’t work) for most people.  The Living Healthy List Method uses three pillars: Eat Real Food, Make Good Decisions, and Be Accountable.  By following this simple plan anyone can have a truly healthy, happy, and fulfilling life.

As an authentic connector, inspirational thought leader I am determined to provide Living Healthy List readers with honest, reliable, research-backed content that can be implemented in real life to help you create a healthy, happy life you are working hard to find so you can grow, relax and transform into the person you always dreamed of being!  Feeling more confident.  Reaching beyond your limitations.  Enjoy life more and FLOURISH!