Here are some simple yet powerful reframes on phrases most of us use on daily basis without too much thinking.
Be mindful of the words you speak to define yourself and your situation. What you tell yourself is more often than not, not a fact. It’s simply a story. If it’s a painful one - change it or reframe it.
Reframing is not lying to yourself, it’s choosing to look at things from a different perspective!
I have a vivid memory of the time I said something that, in the past would take me into a full shame and self-judgment spiral. But that time, there was lightness about it. I couldn't stop laughing at myself.
I felt that something was different about me. Unlike previous times, I didn't feel like that moment defined me in any way or that it made me flawed or broken. It was just a funny moment.
This moment made me think of other ways in which healing and growth shows up internally.
As we heal, we stop using all of our energy to control situations and to protect ourselves from perceived dangers.
And the less we do that, we have more energy (life force) to create and connect to experiences that are light and enjoyable.
We understand that our ‘mistakes’ don’t make us less worthy, capable, or lovable.
We feel free and see choices that previously weren’t obvious to us.
What would you add to this list? Have you noticed any similar shifts in yourself?
Whether you’re holding onto beliefs, people, or stories that no longer reflect who you want to be, the reason behind it is fear.
We’re holding onto things we’ve outgrown for way too long because we’re scared of giving up something we know so we’ll, even when it feels constricting.
The unknown is full of possibility and options. It is an empty space that you get to fill up with whatever you chose to.
How would you show up differently if you weren’t scared of the unknown, but could be excited by it?