“Every story is a variation on a single theme: This shouldn’t be happening. I shouldn’t be having this experience. God is unjust. Life isn’t fair.”
~ Byron Katie
Release your fear today.
Don’t lie awake at night worrying about your health, your diet, your budget, your relationships, your children or your future.
Stop. Breathe. Get a glass of water. Do what it takes to change your energy! Give yourself permission to get out of your head and the pain of the past.
If I find myself lying awake obsessing over a problem, I’ll do what it takes to stop and fall asleep. I may get up and read a spiritual book or I’ll read my affirmations until I feel peaceful. I also have a sleep CD that puts me to sleep before its finished playing.
It’s been said that worry is visualizing what you don’t want to happen. I want no part of that!
When you find yourself worrying, recognize the story that you’re telling yourself about each scenario.
Your stories are limiting beliefs that you make up, repeat and live out.
Our stories are universal…
“I can’t possibly do that.”
“This job will never work out.”
“Nobody is on my side.”
“I don’t have enough time.”
“I can’t stand this anymore.”
“I’m too old.”
“I’m all alone.”
“This is too hard to continue.”
“I’m not smart enough.”
“I’m always late to the party.”
“The good stuff happens to other people.”
“Nobody cares about me.”
“I’ll never get out of this mess.”
You cause your own suffering with these fear-based beliefs. They simply aren’t true.
If you want to release your fear and change your life, change your story. You are the author, therefore you have the power. Give yourself permission to rewrite it.
Tips to Create an Amazing Story and Life
Learn to expect the best. Anticipate good things happening. If you want a soul mate, expect that you’ll find one. If you need a job, believe there is one waiting for you. If you want to change your weight, go to the gym.
Recognize the storyteller in your head. Pay attention to fearful stories. Take notes. Notice how your current stories are causing you pain.
Release your old story. Become aware of how many different versions you have of the same story. Become aware of how often you tell them and to whom.
Write down a new story. Write about experiencing more joy, peace and happiness. Include the truth of who you are. Fill the story with details of who, what, where and how.
Support your new story with loving thoughts and actions. Choose a loving attitude. Allow love to flow in and out of your life. Honor and respect yourself.
Create joyful connection and meaning. Choose to surround yourself with like-minded, amazing people. Serve others. Express gratitude.
Accept your imperfection. It’s impossible to get it right 24/7. Learn, forgive yourself and move on. Never berate yourself. Simply begin again.
Set yourself free. Let go of comparing, competing and complaining. You’ll gain a sense of well-being and peace.
Be gentle with yourself. Smile at yourself in the mirror. Think well of yourself. Forgive yourself. Find three things to congratulate yourself for every day.
Live a life of no regrets. Stop doing what’s unnecessary. Do what you need to do. Learn to listen to your internal guide when you need answers to difficult questions. It’s never wrong.
Repeat your new story often. Shout it from the rooftop. Engrave it in your heart. Each time you repeat your new story; you increase your happiness and change your future.
Reread this article and choose one step. Begin today. It’s one thing to read this information. In order to make your life amazing and calm you have to take action. Isn’t life grand?
Tess Marshall is an author, courage coach, personal development-industry entrepreneur, founder of www.TheBoldLife.com and has a master’s degree in counseling psychology. Follow her on Facebook.