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How Using New Words Can Help You Practice Being A Better You


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People ask questions about habits more frequently than you might think, especially on Quora. Self-help books are great but sometimes reading a book is just not enough. The reason it’s not enough is because, you have to actually practice making the changes you seek.

One of the best ways to do this is to use a dictionary. The dictionary has a tool called the word of the day, and with this tool, we will apply a challenge we came across from Reset Your World called “The Adoption Method.” The adoption method is a challenge to use one new word every day and see if alters your life in any way.

The Adoption Challenge Rules

For one month download a dictionary app or go to and use the word of the day feature every day. Jot down any changes in your life big or small, at the end of the month. Applying a new word to your life every day can be just the change you need.

You can adopt 28 to 30 words for the present month but you must use them at least three times a day. At the end of 30 days think about everything that has happened. Did you use any new methods, or techniques or even think differently since you’ve borrowed 30 new words for the month? Did it enhance or affect the way you respond to yourself or others? Do you think your life experiences turned out more positive than they would’ve if you didn’t do this challenge?

By using this technique, you may be more persistent in making changes, such as becoming kinder to yourself or others or breaking bad behaviors.

Remember: Procrastination is a natural way for us to relax, and habits are simply a person’s distorted perception of continuing to do what is comfortable to them.

The word of the day is “desegregation.”

So, go to the dictionary, if needed, look it up, and think about what ways or things you can do or use this new word in your life today.

If this content has helped you in any way then we encourage you to check out the originator of this method’s workbook “5 Ways to Access Your Truth” or “5 Keys To Success Lie Within Your Heart” to see more ways you can use the dictionary to become a better you. You can even join their #wordofthedaychallenge.

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