Recently I’ve written for Psychologies Magazine about a theme that’s close to my heart – “Rewriting your Story”. It was in the June 2018 issue in the dossier section if you want to find it. I’ve also been doing some Face Book lives for them which has been welcomed by readers and watchers.
Rewriting your story is about how your values and beliefs create your story- that chatter that you have in your head that leads to your behaviour and your actions. And then starting to rewrite it, if it is not working for you.
People also have an influence on this and this can be from generations ago. If you think about it, maybe your Gran or Grandad and the story they had, may have an impact on you. Sometimes they are involved directly in bringing you up or have influenced your parents. I have a lot of clients who’s parents have adopted behaviours and attitudes from their parents – remember the “Children should be seen and not heard” beliefs from a couple of generations ago. Also, your parents may have had a challenging upbringing which has directly affected the way they brought you up.
Or maybe you have had generations of love and support and then find yourself in a relationship where people put less value on family and support?
Of course, other people around you today contribute to you story- your peers, colleagues, friends, clients.
Watch the video below and then ask yourself the questions below it:
Ask yourself these questions:
- Are you happy with your “story”?
- Who has influenced who you are today?
- Are you happy with that story?
- If not, can you move on?
Get in touch with me here or give me a ring on 07973 635102 if not.
If you have a story that doesn’t help you, there are plenty of ways that I can help and that will start with a session to talk about what is going on for you and how I can help.
Until next week, happy re-writing!