Uplifting mid-month stories to keep us going all month long
What Story are you telling yourself?
Lately the stories running through my imagination have been dark and stormy, frightening me and driving me down within to a dark and gloomy place. It begins as a gentle ripple, but grows into a massive swell that leaves me sobbing hot tears. The words “No one loves you” rip through my heart and echoed in my mind. As much as I try to resist, I can’t stand against these lies.
Agree or not with this blog post, this describes what I have been going through so very closely. http://annvoskamp.com/2017/08/the-secret-that-wins-the-battles-you-are-in/
But that is it; these are lies, not truth. They are stories my mind is making up, subconsciously because I am trying to protect myself from hurt and pain. These lies give me an excuse to withdraw, to not interact with others. That may sound strange to you, reading a blog from an actor saying he doesn’t want to interact, but you can act and be engaged with people and not really interact with them.
So what do you do to change this? How do you stop the negative stories running through your mind every day? I believe is starts with two things: giving yourself a daily boost of positive thought (if you need some, check out http://dailyiam.me for 3 every day), and by starting a gratefulness journal. I am using an app on my phone called Writeaday. Here I am free to be honest with myself, to write what I am feeling, reflect on where I am, and record my honest thoughts without worrying about judging myself. Oddly, it is on the days I am the lowest that I write the most. I wonder why that is?
How do you deal with negative stories that want air time in your mind? I would love to hear your ideas and together we can write better stories for our own lives. Any suggestions for me or others, leave your comments below and let me know how I can encourage you or what you'd like to hear about it future newsletters.
Hi, I am Darryn, an actor, singer and voice over artist in Chicago. Check out my IMDB page for some of my credits.