Use alternative words. Select a few powerful or even funny
words, and get in the habit of substituting them for swear words.
When it comes to personal taunts, try this Monty Python quip: "I
wave my private parts at your aunties, you cheesy lot of second-hand
electric donkey-bottom biters."
Start by eliminating casual swearing. Pretend that your
sweet little grandmother or your young daughter is always next to
Think positively. Worry only enough to motivate you to
prepare for a problem, then hope for the best. A positive mental
attitude not only eliminates lots of swearing, it brings you
contentment and brightens your personality.
Practice being patient. When you are stuck in line or in
traffic, ask yourself if a few more minutes matters. Take a second
to enjoy the moment instead of cursing the interruption.
Make your point politely. If someone suggests you're doing
something incorrectly, your response can range from "Who gives a
flying f...?" to "I think my way is faster." While we admire the
alliteration of the first reply, the second offers a justification
that the listener will appreciate.
Think of what you should have said. After you shout an
expletive, simply say the tamer word you wished you had said. Over
time, this exercise will train you to think and act differently.
Work at it. Breaking the swearing habit can be as tough as
losing weight or giving up cigarettes. It takes practice, support
and a true desire to be a better person -- not only by controlling
your language, but the emotions that prompt you to swear.
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