Re-write Your Story (1): What Stories Do You Tell Yourself?
On the 26th January it’s Storytelling Day so that’s the theme of my next couple of videos. Or more precisely, the stories we tell ourselves. So I want to ask - What stories are you telling yourself… About yourself, your life and the world?
Watch the video below or read more below.
As we grow up and live life, we develop filters through which we see the world. These are in the shape of the underlying beliefs and thoughts we hold.
These beliefs can be empowering and boost us up, or they can be negative and really diminish our happiness.
As we grow up and live life, we develop filters through which we see the world. These are in the shape of the underlying beliefs and thoughts we hold. These beliefs can be empowering and boost us up, or they can be negative and really diminish our happiness. And they are often subconscious, so you may not even know they are having an impact. But they are there.
The clues are in the language you use, your behaviours, and the habits you may have developed.
For example, if somewhere along the way you started telling yourself that you don’t deserve to be happy, you may repeat self-sabotaging behaviours – particularly if something good comes along in your life, you might find yourself self-sabotaging in another area of your life.
Or you finally lose weight and get the body you want, but you end up working crazy hours and burning out, or over-exercising and injuring yourself.
Or you might have an underlying story that “money is the root of all evil” so you get rid of it as fast as it comes in – or even faster, plunging yourself into debt.
Or if you’re telling yourself that you can’t make money doing what you love, you might find yourself stuck in a job you hate and feeling like there’s no way out, perhaps neglecting some creative talent you have which lights you up. In terms of the language you use, listen to what you say to yourself – are you constantly saying “I’m so tired” or “Money doesn’t grow on trees” or “Work hard, play hard” or “I’m no good at maths”. Those repetitive phrases may seem clichéd but they can reflect an underlying belief system, which is in turn played out in how you live your life.
So my challenge to you in the run up to Storytelling Day on the 26th is to notice what stories you are telling yourself and how they are playing out in your life.
And remember that there is good news. You CAN rewrite your story.
By addressing those underlying subconscious beliefs and doing the inner work, they can be dissolved and transformed so that you find yourself THRIVING rather than staying stuck in the suffering caused by negative and disempowering beliefs.
That’s what I help my clients to do as a Freemind Hypnotherapist and Facilitator (hypnotherapy is not just for smoking and weight loss). So, if you recognise that your story is keeping you stuck and overwhelmed and you’re ready to do something about it, you’re invited to have a free Discovery Session with me to see how I can help.
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If you can't make it to this event but you're thinking "I just can't have another year like last year - this year has to be different!" I'd like to invite you to book a free Discovery Session with me. The session will help you to work out what might be at the core of any feelings of overwhelm or stuckness, to identify the best solution for you moving forward, and to see how I might be able to help you. Dissolving the core limiting beliefs above, so you can enjoy more peace, power and purpose in your life, is the focus of my work as a Freemind Hypnotherapist and Facilitator.
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Are there stories we've realised that you tell yourself? I always love hearing from you, so please share your thoughts in the comments box below.