Take "thank you." We say it all the time. It can become rote. But I want to mean it when I say it. I found that I'm inclined to say instead "I appreciate it." But that's six syllables versus "Thank you"'s two, so a lot of times I find myself saying "PRECIATE-IT."
Yeah, it's possible I AM NOT BEING CLEAR THERE.
There's a hand gesture I make, mainly to myself so I don't know how other people read it: I slowly swirl my hand around and try to match the pace of what I'm saying to the pace of that slow swirl. I do this when I stammer, or stutter. It's like I'm pulling myself through the sentence. It's one way to make myself clearer. Because "PRECIATE-IT" might not be clear.
Say what I mean, mean what I say, and be understood doing it. Lifelong challenge. I'll get better.