Our Inner Narrative; what is it and can we change it?

Our inner narrative is the story we tell ourselves. It is the thoughts that pop into our heads, our core beliefs, our internal dialogue. It is also tied to the bigger picture of our story, from our childhood experiences that bind us into chapters of our own lives, to the present moment and how we process each day.

We can’t change our story; our past is a part of our being, it is what gives us substance. But we can change our inner narrative:

  1. Listen to your inner voice and what it is saying to you. Is it kind? Are you compassionate with yourself? Challenging some of these thoughts are the first step in changing your inner narrative.
  2. When it comes to a core belief, ask yourself “Does it have to be this way? What holds me back?” If you have always believed, for example, that you will amount to nothing, that is a huge driving force in the choices you make. But does it have to be like that? Where did you learn that core belief and were you actually meant to believe something else? Be curious 🙂
  3. Know and believe that you have a choice in the direction of your own life. We have the ability to design our lives by the choices we make and the love we have for ourselves and others.

Changing your inner narrative is possible; it will allow you to own your story and speak your truths. It will allow you to build resilience and live authentically; sounds pretty awesome to me 🙂

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