Thursday, November 20, 2008

How To Stop Swearing?

Offensive language, like other bad habits, isn’t easy to overcome. But you can conquer it when your desire is strong enough. Here are some tips to help you make your language fair instead of foul.

1. Be Aware- Swearing is wrong. It’s not cool or original. Besides, others may develop a false image of what you stand for if you use bad language.

2. Desire a Change- Before you will change, you have to want to change. Nobody can do it for you; you must do it yourself.

3. Seek Help- Talk to your parents, priest or bishop, good friends, and to those who have overcome the problem. They can offer specific advice.

4. Make a Commitment- Set a goal. Research indicates it takes 21 days to overcome a habit, so why not avoid swearing for 21 days?

5. Change Behavior- If anger triggers searing, work on controlling your temper. If bad friends, music, movies, or environment contribute to the problem, find new ones.

6. Get Reinforcement- Tell someone you trust that you’re trying to change. Check in periodically to let them know how you’re doing.

7. Be Persistent- Change may not come overnight. But continued effort will lead to success.

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