We already know “busy” is an awful word, but what about the word “work”?
In the household I grew up, hard work was the key to success. But why does work have to be hard? It’s not necessarily easy to put the time in, but does that mean it has to be hard?
Every few months, I take a hike with Sohail Yousaf (Krewella’s father) and he imparts immense wisdom. He was the one who originally shared how the word “busy” made him feel, and this time, he mentioned how he is attempting to avoid saying “work” in his own life. In his own words, would we ever say “hard love”?
Work, especially in America, has a generally intense and negative connotation.
Despite my love for what I do, the idea of the term “work” can be a burden in itself. Instead, there is always the opportunity to come from possibility by focusing on what you’re doing or creating.
Sohail is a real estate agent. So for example, instead of heading to work, he “goes to the office” or “to his open house”. He doesn’t have to work. Instead, he gets to make a call.
The intricacies of language are intriguing, but even more fascinating is how our brains interpret the language we use to trigger our feelings which design our lives. So today, try not to use the word “work” and see how it makes you feel.
Maybe it will remove shackles you didn’t even know existed.
On another note, I did write a Tool Tuesday yesterday, but I didn’t update the publish time on it so you may have not received it. I wrote about Sleep Cycle, which has been a lifesaver alarm app for me. If you want to check it out, you can do so here.