When your brain is worrying it can feel like you’re a hamster stuck in a ball. You just keep spinning in circles trying to talk your way out of the worry. To get unstuck, you’ve got to talk to your brain—with determination.
Determination is a mindset, not a feeling. In order to be determined, you have to sound determined.
To sound determined, try these different tones:
Use a matter-of-fact tone of voice. Even though you might feel emotional, don’t sound emotional. Fake that you’re not angry or afraid. Like this:
Another tone of voice that ekes determination is to sound like you are taunting your worrying brain. You might actually feel scared out of your mind, but you don’t sound it at all. You sound determined to tease it and willing to make matters worse. Like this:
Another way to sound determined to move on and let go of the worry is to sound bored. Like this:
Finally, another way to show your brain that you’re determined to move on is to sound like you don’t mind being anxious. Like this:
Here is the challenge: To sound determined even when you don’t feel determined.
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