If you have ever struggled with anxiety you know that you probably also deal with a lot of negative thoughts. For me, I was dealing with negative thoughts all day everyday. I couldn’t seem to shake the feeling that I was the worst person ever and everything I did was wrong and my life sucked. Looking back, I now see how wrong all those statements were. Medication helped me quiet some of those thoughts but a lot were lingering.
I decided that I needed to take control of my thoughts and by doing that I had to tell a new story. Instead of saying my life sucks I would say my life may not be perfect at times but I have a lot of wonderful things in my life and just because one thing doesn’t go right does not mean my whole life sucks. Everyday I have to repeat the word “story” in my head and I use it almost daily when I have a negative thought. I almost want to get it tattooed on my arm to remind me to interrupt those thoughts with a newer, more positive story. I believe you can do it too. Next time you are having a negative thought, say the word story over and over in your mind until you are able to flip the script and tell a more empowering story!
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