Write your story
We all tell ourselves stories about why events happen in our lives. It’s our way of making sense of the world. To help us move forward, our stories should focus on what matters most. If your current story doesn’t, it’s time to find a new perspective.
Here’s an example of an “Old Story”:
“I’m overweight because I didn’t take care of my body. Now I can’t keep up with my kids anymore, and it’s too late to do anything about it.”
Here’s an example of a “New Story”:
“The truth is I’m overweight. If I don’t change, my weight is going to keep me from doing the things I love, like playing with my kids. But it’s not too late to make a change. I deserve a healthy and happy life. From now on, I’m going to focus on my health and I’ll take steps to help me become my best self.”
Is your old story holding you back? Could a new story help drive you be successful and meet your goals? Rewrite your story to be honest, hopeful, and inspiring. The best way to hear what your inner voice tells you is to write it down. You should include:
- The truth. What's really keeping you from living a healthy lifestyle?
- The consequences. What might happen if you continue on this path?
- The future. What will it take to help you get what you want out of life?
It can take time and practice to change your story. It may involve changes to your habits, thinking, and day-to-day life. You also may need to ask others in your life to make changes, or to help support you in your changes. Your old story doesn't have to be your reality. Instead, focus on the new story that you envision for your future. We will also give you information about changing old habits and thoughts to better align with your new story.