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Feb 24, 2022

If we're trying to change a million things about ourselves at once, we're only going to find ourselves feeling overwhelmed and discouraged. So, what do we do? Today on Typology, I’m going to walk you through the daily practice I use to help me change the false beliefs and old messages that support and perpetuate my old, broken story. I call it my "New Story Jar."

My New Story Jar contains slips of paper with a new message on each that I'm trying to integrate into my life. I pull one (and only one!) of these slips out each day and work on incorporating the new message or belief written on it into my life.

That's it—one new belief or practice that I work on each day that helps support my journey toward living a new and better story. And it can work for you too!

What you write on the slips is entirely up to you. For example, right now I'm working through my struggle with fear, so one of my slips states, "Do not be afraid." Another asks the question, "What would I do if I wasn't afraid right now?"

You get the idea, but here are a few more examples to get your New Story Jar started:

  • Today, I will make mistakes, and that's okay.
  • Just say no.
  • The present moment contains everything I need to be happy.
  • Disappointing others is a misdemeanor, not a felony.
  • Difficult feelings won't kill me.

At first, your New Story Jar doesn't need a million slips in it, but you'll be surprised how quickly your jar fills up. One new message or belief that we reflect on, and practice daily gradually will change us!

As Ralph Waldo Emerson said, "Sow a thought, and you reap an action; sow an act, and you reap a habit; sow a habit, and you reap a character; sow a character, and you reap a destiny."

Want to make your own?  Click here to download a few statements you can use to start your own jar today!