Updated:
Original:

How to Stop Cursing

Learn how to stop cursing from manners expert Faye de Muyshondt in this Howcast video.

Transcript

Hi, I'm Faye de Muyshondt from Social Sklz, here with you to talk about how to stop cursing. This is a really difficult one for so many people because cursing has become so ingrained in our language, but it's really important to stop. Because cursing gives off a really bad first impression,, particularly when you're meeting someone. So first things first, you need to figure out a way to understand and recognize how often you are cursing.

So what I like to suggest is, with a friend or loved one is having a conversation and asking them to either buzz or clap or do something to help you identify, just how often you are cursing. So that's going to help you understand just how often you are cursing and so many times, people aren't aware of the number of times they are cursing. The other thing is that, you can come up with a few words to replace those ill-fated words that you're using so often. So, for example, for the F word, you might use another F word that's a little softer and not a cause, as a replacement for the time being. Come up with a few words that you can use in place of curses and that's going to help you get started. Another idea is to tape yourself and tape yourself talking about something that you feel really passionately against. For example, because that's most often when people are using curse words.

So think of a topic that really drives you crazy. or something that you are really angry about or something that you have strong feelings against and set up a camera and tape yourself talking about that topic for at least a minute. A couple of replacement words that I use in my everyday language are sugar fudge, whole crunch and something of that nature. It just helps remove those words from your everyday language. So, even come up with your own creative words to use as replacements, until you can start eradicating these words from your everyday language.

Popular Categories