Got this in a newsletter from Rachel #amotherfarfromhome. I think it's a great visualization. I love these kind of tools like spoon theory. I think it allows you to communicate with someone how you are doing in metaphor which is sometimes easier than trying to explain your stress level or how you are feeling in language that feels more nebulous and less concrete. [Image of blue rectangle on white background with the words "Imagine your emotions are like a house with a basement.
If you stuff your emotions, keep moving without allowing yourself to feel them, or honestly don’t even know what you are feeling… it’s like you are stuffing it all into your emotional basement.
Eventually, the basement will fill up and fill up and fill up until it starts coming out of the basement into the house.
This is when stress really takes hold. Our emotional basements (of anxiety, worry, anger, fear, etc.) start overflowing and disrupt our houses (lives)."]
#metaphor #communication #visualization #relationships #understanding