Storylines are the stories that incessantly play in our heads. It is the inner dialog that tell us what is and why. This dialog gives meaning to what is going on around us and predicts what the future will bring. Storylines define our lives. Our storylines repeatedly play in our heads and lead our thinking. Storylines are not necessarily true. Very often, our storylines are destructive to our well-being.
Start paying attention to the stories that play in your head. What are you telling yourself about the person you are dealing with or the situation at hand? Is the voice leading you toward misery and despair, or toward peace and joy? Is the story elevating you or making you feel bad?
If the story in your head is making you miserable then you might want to stop listening to that story. It is just a construct of your mind and it is a very limited perspective. For one, it is probably only a few sentences long. Life is really much bigger than that and perpetuating a few sentences in your head that make you feel bad just really doesn't make sense. A better option would be to shut the story down. Why recycle the same thoughts over and over when all they do is disempower you?
Reason two, storylines are based on the past. Today is a new day and you will miss opportunities to make your life better. There are many possible solutions and if you are too busy believing that little story in your head, you miss out on many opportunities.
Reason three, it is just a story, that is all. You are the author of your life so make it a good one!
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- June Blunk
- June is an artist, writer, speaker and advocate for self-empowerment. In 1999, illness overcame her life. During her unwavering search for physical wellness, she stumbled upon the subject of emotional wellness. This discovery led her down a path of self-empowerment for which she will always be grateful. It opened the doorway to her heart. As a result, she has spent a great deal of the past fourteen years focusing on personal growth and self-help. June’s mission is to share what she has learned with other people to support them on their wondrous and sometimes rocky journey. She conducts workshops, writes and paints to share her passion and wisdom with her fellow advocates for self-empowerment.