Phrases worth eliminating

Two have recently come to mind that I’m attempting to remove from my lexicon.

‘To be honest’ – The idea is that we should always be honest. Not just when we explicitly state it. Honestly, I use this phrase too much.

‘I know how you feel’ – Whatever you’re going through, I don’t know. Because I’m not you. I might have been in a similar situation. But surely, I don’t know how you feel.

Here are all the previous posts that I’ve used one of the above phrases (or a variant of it). Why am I sharing? So if you’re inclined to search, you don’t have to.

Why is everything a rush?

The 2-1 work cycle


Now it feels like I’m reaching

Getting Things Done by David Allen

Pandemic burnout