Books Magazine

You Said What? – The Importance of Thinking Before Speaking…

By Clo Hutch @lashesoflife

How many of you can honestly put your hands up and say you think before you speak?…every time?

I am sure an extremely high percentage, if not all individuals at some point in their life will have said something without thinking first. Mulling over the conversation later, then comes the thought…”oh no, what have I said?”

Shocked expression - Speaking before thinking

I will admit, I can think of times I have spoken before thinking – during an argument with a friend for one. No I don’t think of myself as a confrontational person, this was a one off, but I said whatever came out and didn’t think.

Thinking before you speak is such an important quality, one we should all consider as to whether we do enough.

Thinking before you speak can:

  • Ensure you’re not waffling on
  • Ensure you’re speaking the same language or on the same subject – answering questions correctly
  • Save your words from hurting someone

Recently I was in the gym after a workout, stretching out in the seated area before my walk home. One of the gym instructors came over to the two girls I was with and myself and started to talk about the weight loss programme they were running, trying to sell it to us. Both girls I was with did not need to worry about losing weight, in fact one is trying to build muscle, and I also believe I do not need to drastically lose weight – I go to the gym a lot to be able to enjoy life, feel energetic and get toned.

After this approach by the gym instructor we all felt a little personally attacked. The thoughts of going home and not wanting to eat were actually voiced! Crazy I know!

I doubt the gym instructor even really thought about it before he started talking (he was just trying to sell) and this just shows how much speaking before thinking can really affect someone. If any of us had overcome some sort of eating problem, I’m sure it could have kicked it back into play. 

It’s just so important, especially in today’s society where people are already vulnerable. Did you know around one fifth of UK adults suffer anxiety or depression (according to the Office for National Statistics, 2013)? That’s such a large number of the population!

Do you know have many experiences like this? Or are you a person who regularly speaks before you think?

How do you think we can exercise thinking first more?

Chloe xx

You said what? – The importance of thinking before speaking…

You Might Also Like :

Back to Featured Articles on Logo Paperblog

These articles might interest you :

  • Big Food Giants Manipulate Public Health Policy in China

    Food Giants Manipulate Public Health Policy China

    Coca-Cola is at it again. As soda sales decline in the United States and Europe, beverage companies look to emerging economies like China for growth. And, it... Read more

    The 15 January 2019 by   Dietdoctor
  • Jewellery for a Precious You

    Jewellery Precious

    Jewellery is always close to a woman’s heart. It completes her look and boost confidence. Considering the changing trends in jewellery fashion, it becomes... Read more

    The 15 January 2019 by   Dr.jenifer Sayyed
  • Rajshri Productions’ Next Is A Film On Friendship | Hum Chaar | Trailer

    Abhishek Dixit’s debut feature film Hum Chaar is a Bollywood film made under the banner of Rajshri’s film. Hum Chaar is written and directed by Abhishek Dixit. Read more

    The 15 January 2019 by   Themoviean
  • Saint Paul the First Hermit

    Saint Paul First Hermit

    Today is the feast day of Saint Paul the hermit. This is a sweet and delicate Oatmeal Bread topped with rolled oats and naturally sweetened with agave. Saint... Read more

    The 15 January 2019 by   Veronica46
  • Irupathiyonnaam Noottaandu | Teaser | Pranav Mohanlal | Arun Gopy

    Arun Gopy’s Irupathiyonnaam Noottaandu is an upcoming Malayalam action-drama feature film starring Pranav Mohanlal and Zaya David in the lead roles. Read more

    The 15 January 2019 by   Themoviean
  • A Year Of Body Positivity

    Year Body Positivity

    Last January, as I sat there on New Years eve all set to make the same old resolutions I've made year after year for as long as I can remember, I realised how... Read more

    The 15 January 2019 by   Sparklesandstretchmarks
  • Garden Bloggers Bloom Day – Jan 2019

    Garden Bloggers Bloom 2019

    Euphorbia rigidaWhen I went out to take the photos for this blog post I was surprised at how much was in flower dotted around the garden. Read more

    The 15 January 2019 by   Patientgardener