SBWH Podcast Ep. #113: Sticky Stories
This week we talk about sticky stories and how they hold us back from the life we want. Sticky stories are stories we form to make sense of our circumstances that become part of our belief system. We discuss how to identify your sticky stories and how to confront them. You can listen using the player below or by subscribing in iTunes.
Each one of us has our own personal story about our life. The circumstance or situations that we experience we can judge as positive or negative. In order to understand what is happening to us or make meaning out it, we create stories. This is especially true when we are young. These stories become more than just understanding, they become part of our belief system.
Unfortunately, a lot of times the beliefs that we form from these stories follow us through our lives even when they no longer serve us. These stories stick with us even when they don’t align with who we can be.
You can start to identify these stories by being mindful of your inner dialogue. What are you saying about yourself? What are you saying about other people? What are the judgments that you are making? Then stop and look at what triggered you. Go back into the past and try to identify where you have felt this way before. Then bring it to the present and ask yourself, “Does it make sense here?” or “Is this 100% true?”. Often the answer will be no. Once your do this, you can start to embrace your story and circumstances.
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with love and gratitude,
Maggie and Kelly