Here are some of the interesting phrases that came up during our conversations in speaking club last week.
self- sabotage– to get in your own way to stop yourself from achieving a goal. What you’re doing to stop yourself isn’t always obvious to you.
negative nelly– someone who is negative about everything or is negative all the time
goal- setting– writing down your goals
fear- setting– to write down what you are afraid of, especially in the context of what scares you about a goal that you want to achieve.
accomplish– to do, finish, or achieve something
stoicism– an ancient philosophy that helps people endure during difficult times. It is more commonly used today in the form of focusing on what you can control and letting go of what you can’t.
gather myself/ calm myself/ cool calm and collected– to be calm and not emotional about a situation
hamster wheel/ treadmill– working really hard, but not going anywhere
monkey brain – when you can’t calm your mind and focus. You keep thinking about random things instead of focusing on what you’re supposed to be focusing on.
consequences– the result of something. This is usually used in a negative connotation.
part- time– working less than full time. This is usually considered less than 35 hours a week.
freelance– working on a single project at a time. The contract is only for a certain task or certain period of time. When that is completed the work is over. This person is not an employee. The contract could last for days, months, or years.
out of the blue– something that is not planned and happens unexpectedly
worst case scenario– the worst thing that could happen
never put off for tomorrow what you can do today
easy choices, hard life. Hard choices, easy life
we suffer more in imagination than we do in reality
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