Do any of these phrases sound familiar? Do you tell yourself or others any of these?
-The pain isn’t that bad.
-I can live with the pain.
-I don’t have time.
-I’m too busy to focus on my pain.
-I’ll deal with it later.
I hear these beliefs all the time. We get very good at telling ourselves these types of stories. But they aren’t true. The bottom line is when you have pain you aren’t able to be your true, authentic self. Because you don’t choose what you do and what you don’t do–your pain does. You don’t decide how long you can sit for or if you can exercise today or play with your kids/grand-kids–your pain does.
We wouldn’t let another person make every single decision for us. So why do we allow our pain to have this great power?
What is your story? What do you tell yourself over and over again about your pain?
This is not about feeling bad about what we have been doing. It’s not our fault–society told us to suck it up and keep going. This is about changing your story.
So I ask you to take a minute. Change your story right this second–don’t put it off because you will be likely reading this post a year from now wondering where the time went and why you wasted a year to put a stop to this. What is your new story?
Maybe it’s one of these….or maybe it’s something else. But, take a minute and find a statement that resonates with you.
-The time is now.
-I take a stand against my pain.
-Enough is enough.
-I choose me.
-I am worthy of living pain free.
-It’s not selfish to focus on my pain.
Just like doing anything new, it takes practice. Our new story is still in the egg phase. We need to nurture it and hold it close so that it hatches. Our old story will try to sneak back in and destroy the egg, so be on the watch for that.
If you are living in pain, changing your story and taking a stand against your pain will enable you to be really you. The pain is doing us no good…so why are not only keeping it around, but accommodating it?
Pain shouldn’t be in the driver’s seat of anyone’s life. Become a person who had pain, but has since joined the ranks of the pain free.
What are you waiting for?
Change your story around pain right now.
P.S. Share with me what you found out! I would love to know what your story is. Both the one that has been holding you back and your new one. Share in the comments below
Congrats! Discovering what your broken record around pain is and creating a new one isn’t easy to do, but is such an amazing, powerful step in finding your true, authentic self.