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How To Stop Swearing

Watch more Self-Help & Improvement videos: Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - Learn how to stop swearing with these anti-cursing strategies. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - Howcast Video Games Channel - Howcast Tech Channel - Howcast Food Channel - Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Step 1: Realize why you're cursing Realize why you're swearing: it's often just a lazy way of expressing rage or frustration. Learn other anger management coping skills and you may not be so tempted to curse so much. Step 2: Hear how unattractive it is Pay attention the next time someone else lets a few choice words rip. Is that really how you want to sound to others? Step 3: Learn some new words Scan a thesaurus for satisfying stand-ins for your favorite swear words. A good vocabulary allows you to be as cutting and colorful as you want to -- without the foul language. Tip Try using silly substitutes, like "fudge" and "fiddle-dee-dee." You'll feel so stupid, you'll probably swear off swearing. Step 4: Imagine an audience The next time you're on the verge of a four-letter tirade, ask yourself if you'd use this language around a young child, an elderly person, or a clergy member. That should stop the swearing. Step 5: Go ahead Go ahead and drop the F-bomb -- if you're in pain. A group of researchers concluded that cursing intensifies our fight-or-flight response, making us better able to withstand pain by minimizing our perception of it. Guess that explains all the swearing in hospital delivery rooms! Did You Know? Often, people who speak more than one language report that they always curse in their native tongue.
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