Tiny Practice: Turn the Story Around

“The greater part of human pain is unnecessary. It is self-created as long as the unobserved mind runs your life.” ~Eckhart Tolle

What stories are going on in your head today? Many of us have lots of stories running through our minds. Have you ever thought about these stories that make you worry or fearful? It is time to put these stories to rest and give some headspace to more positive thinking.

  1. Be mindful of the stories taking up our precious headspace.
  2. Write these stories down on a piece of paper.
  3. Today, is the day to take control of these stories.
  4. Rip up this piece of paper.
  5. When a story comes up, put yourself back into the present.
  6. Talk back to the story.
  7. Take a few deep breaths to ground yourself in the present.
  8. Move on.

By being more aware of the stories in our head and controlling them, you will be more mindful of the present.

Shared by Marcie Doll

Published by marciedoll

I have enjoyed working for over 20 years in the education and publishing spaces creating accessible learning environments for all students. My teaching experiences led me into supporting schools in need of improvement and creating and delivering professional development to teachers and leaders. And then I moved into selling educational materials, programs, technology, and services. Most recently, I have been developing content for innovative learning programs in K-12 and museum spaces. For the past 17 years serving on the board of the Collegiate Corporation, I have led initiatives in women's leadership, stewardship, development, virtual strategy, and educational programs for youth and families. Outside of the learning and non-profit spaces, I enjoy blogging about faith and inspiring women. I have a passion for travel, where you might find me exploring national parks, museums, and finding the best local restaurant to eat. I capture my adventures digitally with my camera. My photography has appeared in exhibitions throughout Europe and Australia in 2019 and 2020, on television in the United States, and was chosen from over 100,000 entries to appear in a well-known photography magazine.

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