Lost In Stories

Today’s post ignites a new era for the blog. Entrepreneurship is much more than business, it is a lifestyle that encompasses all that one does. At the forefront of this is self-care which involves the interior and exterior body. The interior being governed by the mind. A muscle that rarely gets stretched.

That said, I will intertwin new skills for you to try throughout my posts. I have no intentions to police, rule or control the way you progress on your journey. The focus is on opening the mind to new possibilities and ways of dealing with situations.

Life In-between The Lines

In everything you do, there is a story that we tell ourself and the facts. Especially when it comes to the roles people are supposed to play in our life.

The benchmark being family relationships. Our cultures and religions have laid out traits parents are supposed to have. Through this, a story is created that all parents must have these traits or they are labelled as unfit. Unfortunately, a few guidelines can not account for everything. No one can fulfil every requirement all the time because no one is perfect.

You can live conforming to the idea of what a parent should be or accept them for who they are. Focusing on the idea creates an unattainable standard. Thus, leading to unnecessary anxiety, stress and anger build up. The by-product of this being detrimental damage that lasts a long time.

However, Accepting that they are not capable of change right now allows you to live factually. Furthermore, producing a less emotionally taxing environment.

That said, I look at this as a line that is constantly being manipulated. Recognizing its existence means nothing to those who are unable to seek help or be open to that option.

Starting Over

Over the years I held parents to unrealistic standards. Therefore, creating negative habits that trickle down into other relationships. My siblings, friends, romantic partners and colleagues were affected by the story I created. A story that was impossible to achieve because of my desire for people to fit specific labels.

However, a friend noticed that he had the same habits and a change needed to occur. These habits were leading us down a dark path of unhappiness, anxiety along with other stressors. Therefore, we attended a form that gave us clarity and the ability to let our stories go.

As we took the time to break ourselves down to the root cause. We were able to start rebuilding our lives through the facts rather than stories. This was not a day, week or month task. Rather, an everyday one because we create new stories every day.

It’s A Process

Next time I will talk about what it means to live factually and how you can start this process. I am on this journey with you for as long as you’d like.

As always, Hope you learned something from this post and are eager for more! Like, Share, Bookmark and get ready for more weekly content.

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Ethan is a self-motivated McGill graduate with strong technical expertise, social & digital marketing experience. His work relies on strong communication skills and experience interacting with various levels of stakeholders. Skills: Adept at creating device-adaptive websites and compelling e-commerce stores. Over 8 years of experience in communications, videography and web design, with a thorough understanding of cross-media processes from concept to completion.

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