Creating a fresh start is never easy. It takes determination and personal fortitude to push through the challenges, both mentally and physically. Like scenes out of a movie, you are the main character in your life story and only you have the power to flip the script to create positive, lasting change.
Life Changing Moment
The moment it all changed is the moment you knew your life would never be the same again. If you are feeling restless, take time to contemplate how you got where you are and how you can make changes to that story. Your story can be spun many different ways in your mind, depending what story you are telling yourself. Start by telling yourself that you are not defined by moments in time you can not go back and change but by taking ownership to move forward in a positive way.
Recognizing Your Story
We all put our own narratives together with the thread of our stories through reflection and revelation that spin the story one way or another. There are typically two kinds of people: those who see stories from the past in a positive light and those that replay those incidents negatively over and over, not seeing the redemptive value.
Flip the Script
To take a different course of action towards changing how you see your life story, there are some simple tools to shift towards life-affirming, positive self reflections. Reflecting resiliency in your story can pull others closer towards you who are attracted by positive energy and healing. Stories build on each other and establish common grounds for trust building that begins with changing how you see yourself so that others can see who you truly are inside. Some fun ways to get started on changing your narrative include:
- Artsty scrapbook you design with special, positive moments and memories
- Reading books and magazines you never tried before
- Sitting in public and listening to conversations around you
- Start a hobby of collecting something you enjoy
- Make something to give to someone else
The very act of trying something new suggests you are changing the way you see yourself in your current story. By refusing to do what you have always done, you are changing the narrative to focus on the new you in this new chapter of your life story-and that is something to be celebrated.
Oceanfront is the perfect place to start changing your life story’s narrative. You have the power to change and we will help you get there with recovery programs designed with you in mind. Call us to find out how our programs and resources can help you start a new chapter: 877-296-7477