Feel like the weight of the world is crushing you? Or perhaps just the heavy load of all your responsibilities are bringing you down? Tell a different story!
If you find yourself lamenting to your friends about how hard things are, realize that this only creates more of what your complaining about. Especially if you actually feel worse afterwards.
Try re-writing your “script”. Here’s an example: The other day I said to a friend “nothing is working out the way I want it to and it is really disappointing.”
I felt much worse after saying that.
What I am going to say from now on is: “While things aren’t unfolding the way I had hoped, I know that everything is unfolding in the order and time it is meant to. I am excited to see where this leads.”
The second response is just as true as the first response, but it has a positive feel to it and makes me feel empowered instead of a helpless victim of life.
Do you have a negative “script” or story that you keep telling yourself and others? How can you re-write it so it feels good?