A few years ago, I participated in a very small yoga teacher training.
On day one, we had to introduce ourselves and “share our story.”
My introduction went something like this, “Hi, I’m Corinne. I’m a Dietitian and coach, and I just moved here after a breakup. I was dumped.”
I made my story “I’m the girl who got dumped.”
This sad story got me nowhere except pity and more sadness. And the recommendation to go home and “eat a bunch of ice cream.”
It was obvious. If I was going to heal (and find love), I needed to rewrite my storyline … The one I told others, but more importantly, the one I told myself.
But before I go any further, let me set something straight.
We all have a story.
In fact, we have lots of little stories.
About lots of different things.
From how we show up in love. To how much (or how little) success we attract. To why we have certain fears, doubts, and insecurities.
We humans love to tell stories.
But what we don’t realize is how much our stories determine our well-being.
So let me ask you this – are the stories you tell yourself propelling you forward, or are they keeping you stuck in the mud?
Because there’s a big difference between the two.
When I dig deep with clients – whether in their romantic relationships or in their relationships with themselves – what they usually discover is that their story is keeping them stuck.
But they get unstuck (and you can too) because they change their story …
:: From “I hate my body” to “I’m learning to appreciate my body,”
:: From “All the good ones are taken” to “There is someone for me,”
:: From “They’re not calling me back … What did I do wrong?” to “Looks like they’re working through their own stuff … They weeded themselves out for me,”
:: From “I don’t like myself” to “I’m learning to get to know and appreciate what makes me me.”
:: And from “I’m not enough because I’m not a certain size” to “My weight doesn’t determine my worth.”
You see, it’s through our stories that we connect with one another.
But it’s also through our stories that we heal.
And you have the power to change your story. To one that takes you out of your head and into your heart. And you can do it in an instant.
So instead of choosing the story that makes you feel powerless. Choose the story that makes you feel powerful. And inspired. And happy. And hopeful. And that propels you in the direction you want to go.
Because you have a choice. And you have the power.
So think about it – what stories in your life need to change?
Even if it’s a teeny-tiny part of your life.
Because by changing our stories, we can change our lives.
I’d love to hear. Shoot me a note here.
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