The way that you define yourself matters.
Consider “I don’t scroll on my phone in bed” vs “I’m trying not to scroll on my phone in bed.”
Even if, “I don’t scroll on my phone in bed,” isn’t quite true yet, act like it is. Start to think of yourself as someone who doesn’t scroll in bed. When you go to pick up your phone in the morning, remind yourself that you don’t do this. It isn’t an option.
Treat that definition as a rule, not a suggestion. The way you define yourself plays a huge role in how you act.
If you think of yourself as someone who “can’t” get off their phone, you’ve already made your decision. Through your words, you’ve said that an outside force has made it impossible for you to get off of your phone. You “can’t.”
Flip it. When you change “can’t” to “don’t,” you put yourself in charge. You take back your power. When you hold the power, you have the ability to create change. You are in control of your life. Don’t give away your power.
Be intentional with your words. They matter.
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