The Story We Tell Ourselves

Am I enough? Am I worthy? Do I contribute to some greater good?   What impossibly high standard do I still hold myself compared to what I would think reasonable of another person?

What story am I telling myself? 

Will people like me if they really know me? Would they run away? Am I too opinionated or am I not judgmental enough? Am I engaged or is it okay to rest, retreat and just be? 

What kind of please others, what will they think of me kind of expectations do I have of myself? 

Am I aging gracefully, or do my forehead wrinkles and sagging parts make me unattractive? Am I keeping healthy enough or still feeding into the impossible societal standards of weight, exercise, and beauty? 

What kind of pressure am I still putting on myself? 

Am I letting myself rest? Am I finding contentment in my everyday lived life, Am I acknowledging the love I have and the love I give? 

The answer is Yes…

Those moments when I allow the old tapes and self-judgment to seep in, what kind of story am I still telling myself? 

What kind of story are you telling yourself? 

words and image: Alexis Rose

Thank you for reading my books: If I Could Tell You How It Feels, and Untangled, A Story of Resilience, Courage, and Triumph    

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30 thoughts on “The Story We Tell Ourselves

  1. Thank you my friend ❤️
    We are looking at lows of -20 on Tuesday. I live right outside the city no where near rural areas. Yikes!! But the stars are sure pretty and twinkly at night. And maybe just maybe we’ll be able to see the northern lights.
    I am dreaming of beaches and sun.

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  2. Thank You for that very wise insight. Accepting our own flaws can be so hard sometimes, especially when we realize we would never judge another person for the same things. We’re all in this together. 💞

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  3. You are most definitely enough! Accepting ourselves is hard, as we tend to criticize ourselves pretty harsh. The hardest thing I Have come to yet is, accepting myself, my flaws and working on me to be a better version of myself as anything else it is a work in progress. Keep your head up as I! We all face our own difficulties in life. To learn more about ourselves and to become better. Thank you for sharing.

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  4. Oooo I love how you’ve written this. And you’re absolutely right, they’re stories we tell ourselves. Actually realising that in the first instance is a huge deal, and it gives us back a little control, to write our own stories, to understand the power we have in those ways which can help us let go of the things we can’t control. Our stories not only affect ourselves, but those around us. Brilliant, thought-provoking post! 🙂
    Caz xx

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  5. You are more than good enough and worthy. Valid points, good questions and we all have a story to tell. Let’s talk about it and start a conversation is what I just posted for January awareness. Take Care.

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