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A mountain out of a clothes hill

Posted: Sun Mar 24, 2019 6:48 pm
by betterinrecovery
I tend to be a 'collector' of things: books mainly and magazines and a nice collection clothes.
Also for some reason have a lot of odd socks.
This can be a problem a while ago I had a really interesting discussion with a forum member on a different section of the Forum.
All the stuff can cause anxiety, but I do not intend to make 'a mountain out of a clothes hill'.
Trying to see the lighter side of a serious issue. :idea:

Re: A mountain out of a clothes hill

Posted: Mon Mar 25, 2019 9:32 pm
by betterinrecovery
So, naming the problem has been good and useful.
Then asking for help from my partner has been like a mile stone. Saying: "I have a problem, I need help with this".
The next thing is to start keeping a diary so that I can record my little victories - and i can go back to read it when I think I am not making enough progress.
It would be a good idea to keep an online record here ...maybe :?:
I think mindfulness comes into it all in some way...have to work it all out.
Trying not to be embarrassed at all.
I am only human and I am going to be kind to myself.

Re: A mountain out of a clothes hill

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2019 8:58 am
by betterinrecovery
just to add, doing a bit of mindfulness can calm the mind, a mind that can get really jumbled when there is a number of piles around :roll:

Re: A mountain out of a clothes hill

Posted: Sun Mar 31, 2019 12:00 am
by christabel
I must admit I feel so much better when I know I've got on top of sorting etc.
You know the saying about a tidy mind.

The clothes that are too big for me got put in a bag and down to charity shop. I feel they might help someone so it spurred me on to do it.
Still could do with more sorting out but if the weather is not so nice I don't mind as much. I just give myself a little task so I don't feel overwhelmed with it.


Re: A mountain out of a clothes hill

Posted: Mon Apr 08, 2019 8:26 am
by betterinrecovery
Dear Chris,
one bag to the charity shop on Saturday, Yay!
Best Wishes

Re: A mountain out of a clothes hill

Posted: Sun Oct 27, 2019 11:22 am
by betterinrecovery
Hello there, if you are reading this, then I hope you are doing reasonably o.k.

I haven't been here for a while, but I thought that coming back and doing a bit of writing might help me focus and I may cheer myself up and other people too perhaps.

I am sitting in the room where I keep my books, my spare tv (25 yrs old) and some old Video tapes, yes video tapes rather than DVDs.
I have to say that I did get rid of 70% of my video tapes last year, but there are some films that I haven't been able to get on DVD and any how, I still have the vhs player Yay!

One of the films is the Inn of the Sixth Happiness ( as a child I called it the inn of the six hapinessess) starring Ingrid Bergman.
I also have the book (that came before the film), The Small Woman - They tell the story of Gladys Aylward who was a missionary in rural China ages ago.
I remember watching the film during the school holiday and seeing her lead children away from an area that was being bombed.

But it is time that I thinned out the books, magazines and such.
doing this may help as I am in a pretty poor place on the mental health scale just now.
My pen name is betterinrecovery but I sometimes think this is a misnomer - as I often do not feel better and do not feel like I am in recovery.

So to be honest I am going to use this space as a tool to help me pull myself out of the depressive state I am in just now - things are pretty bad, so bad that I have to spend a good while in my bed....poor me.
Never Mind