Looking back on the past, we have a personal narrative about our experiences. But, in order to develop, it may be necessary to re-think our perspective, and re-write our own story. Most people frame their stories on family myths, self-descriptions, and traumatic events, so it’s important for us to go back through our lives, and obtain a new outlook on these events. It may be difficult, but one easy way to begin this process is to persuade our inner monologue to speak more positively about ourselves.
- Re-thinking past events and changing perspectives may help re-write your own life story.
- There are three main constructs that are the basis for most personal narratives: family myths, self-description, and traumatic experiences.
- One method of “re-storying” your life is to restructure your inner thoughts with a positive outlook.
“Often, we reject the old myths when we begin to feel held back by them or when we discover that they do not provide us with room enough to realize our own potentials.”