When I think of the terms "I always" or "I never", what do I think of? What other absolutes do I use in my thinking or words (for example "my kids always _____", "my family never does _____")? Are these absolutes really accurate? Why? We often use absolutes to avoid making needed changes. Next time use "I choose" instead of an absolute term and observe how this feels. It's the start of a powerful and empowering mind shift.