An article in today’s Washington Post explains how writing down our “life narratives” can be the first step in changing the parts of those narratives we wish were different. For example, if you’re always telling yourself that you can’t see a project to completion, try creating a story about yourself where that isn’t the outcome. Quoting from ‘Redirect: Changing the Stories We Live By,’ written by University of Virginia psychology professor Timothy D. Wilson, the article’s author writes:
In the stories we tell ourselves about who we are, “small edits can lead to lasting change.”
There are some interesting exercises at the end of the article to help get you started. Check it out!