Our self-perception is a result of the stories we tell others and ourselves about ourselves. The anecdotes, words, and emotions we choose when we talk about and to ourselves shape these stories.
It is helpful to examine these stories from time to time to understand the impact they’re having.
As part of this process, it helps to prune the stories that aren’t helping and replace them with constructive stories.
These stories are all invented anyway.
Best to invent stuff that is helpful.