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Is your dustbin overflowing? Saturday March 15, 2014

If you throw all your rubbish straight into your dustbin without sorting it out for recycling, the bin all too soon becomes full and overflows.

I think emotions are similar. If you try and dump them all together without sorting them, they build up and overflow, they spill out and overwhelm.

Items such as plastics, glass and paper are recycled over and over again becoming part of something new. Maybe trying to decide which emotions or experiences are worth recycling and becoming part of something new might be useful.

Equally, instead of perpetual rumination it may be refreshing to choose not to hang on to some thoughts or thought pathways and consciously put them into your "emotional baggage" dustbin! That way hopefully it won't overflow quite as often.

Best wishes

A Moodscope member.

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Anonymous Sat, Mar 15th 2014 @ 8:25am

I just love this - really helpful - thank-you Debbie; do write again!

Anonymous Sat, Mar 15th 2014 @ 8:55am

Thank you so much for this post, it's just perfect. For me it's like being given permission to stop exhausting myself (and probably others too) with constantly looking at the things that don't do me any good any more. Now when they come up I can choose to put them in the recycling bin.
Fantastic ! Yes please write some more.

Richard Sat, Mar 15th 2014 @ 10:30am

Debbie, this is fantastic. Peace and Love, Rich x

Anonymous Sat, Mar 15th 2014 @ 10:35am

Thank you for this its so very true and lately ive been making myself aware of certain emotions and trying to change my way of thinking

daily reminders to check my mood going of on my phone every few hours is helping also been doing a daily session of EFT or tapping is helping keep my mood up even more then normal

been having alot of stress and upset in recent weeks but instead of dipping deep into a depressive state and staying there for weeks at a time im actually bouncing back up fairly quickly which is brilliant and also because im more aware of my mood and the changes in it i am quick to look at the positives and do some affamations to help
again thank you

Dale Sat, Mar 15th 2014 @ 5:19pm

Really good insight thank-you Debbie

Julia Sat, Mar 15th 2014 @ 6:21pm

Top post Debbie. I wish I had had the benefit of your wise words a few years ago when I felt like a burst rubbish sack working for horrid people all making impossible demands. But it's not too late for a bit of recycling.

Anonymous Sat, Mar 15th 2014 @ 10:27pm

I used to find that if I had lots of worries at the same time, they would flow into each other and become one big anxiety, taking over my mind. I couldn't then put individual worries into perspective. Nowadays I compartmentalize; keeping them separate - I find I then don't feel overwhelmed and powerless to deal with the separate worries. One at a time...

Stephen McGinty Mon, Mar 17th 2014 @ 8:23pm

thanks for your words

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