Cobwebs to Clean Up
Cleaning out the cobwebs in you mind is just like cleaning up your environment.
It can help you see what is useful and what needs to be sent to the curb.
Do you have any old lingering memories that need to be packed up and shipped out?
Something that fuels negative self-talk?
Using your imagination to clean up and chuck out can help you to move on for a time.
Instead of dwelling on the memory, you recognize it, tell it what you need to, and then chuck it.
I used to do this when I would go for a run and a certain song came on.
It is still my “cleaning out the attic song”.
After I would toss out what I no longer wanted or needed, I would imagine myself a little brighter, a little stronger.
Who am I without those memories coloring my view of myself?
Is that person closer to who I want to be? Is she “more than” the person with that nagging memory?
Granted, if you are having a real tough time of it, and have manifested habits that are unhealthy, then asking help from a professional psychologist may be a better option than the mental cobweb clean-up.
A professional cobweb cleaner can help guide you through the process without getting bitten by a nasty memory.
Grow A Little More Into You
When I chuck a nagging memory, one that is disruptive, I work at getting a glimpse of who I am without it.
Sometimes it is surprising because of how much of a crutch that memory was.
“Poor me” memories seem to cause the most surprise.
You no longer have the excuses and have to step up.
Seeing empathy in the actions of another person, even if they were not helpful but hurtful, can help you to reframe the whole experience.
Then I see who I could be in that mindset.
If you have a way of cleaning out the cobwebs what is it?
With a clear mind find yourself in training. Cheers!!