The stories you tell yourself can either empower or oppress you. They can either lead you closer to your goals and desired reality, or further away from them. Recovery is an intentional time that asks you to rewire your mind and rewrite the stories you tell yourself to experience liberation and freedom.
Getting Curious About the Stories You Tell Yourself
Before you can intentionally shift the stories you tell yourself, you must first examine the stories that are currently determining your every thought, belief, and action.
To get started, it can be helpful to brain dump all the stories you find yourself creating and speaking to yourself each day. These stories are often rooted in negative feelings of insecurity.
Questioning Its Truth
Although the stories you tell yourself and your feelings about them are valid, they are not always true. You may just accept them as truth because they have been present for so long that they begin to feel like an identity.
To experience new stories, you get to ask yourself if the stories you tell yourself are actually true. You have permission to decide what feels like your truth and what does not. Then you can shift the stories that inform your reality accordingly.
Rewriting the Script
When you have awareness about your narratives, you also have the awareness to begin to intentionally rewrite the stories you have about yourself, your life, and your relationships. It can be helpful to work with a therapist to begin cultivating self-trust and inner peace as you let go of what is no longer serving you and create things that serve you better.
While there may be nothing wrong with the stories you have been telling yourself, you have the power and potential to shift your inner talk and the way you experience your reality. For many, this can feel like shifting from experiencing life through a narrow lens of limitation to a more expanded lens that lets you experience life to the fullest.
By gently calling out the inner critic, questioning if the stories you tell yourself are true, and determining how you want to change your narratives, you can begin creating stories rooted in your innate worthiness.
Beginning to rewrite the stories you tell yourself can lower feelings of anxiety, depression, and stress. Oftentimes, it is the stories you tell yourself about who you are that cause the most disconnection in your life. At Avalon Malibu, we recognize how important it is to rewrite your inner dialogue to experience healing and freedom from substance use and mental illness. Our team of professionals is here to support you as you question who you thought you were to become who you are. To learn more, call Avalon Malibu today at (844) 857-5992.