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Thread #165559   Message #3972659
Posted By: Senoufou
21-Jan-19 - 01:29 PM
Thread Name: BS: my cautionary tale
Subject: RE: BS: my cautionary tale
As in "Does my bum look big in this?" pfr? :)

My mother used to call rumination 'dwelling on things'. If I had a problem which was troubling me, she'd say, "Don't dwell on it." Quite good advice. But often, intrusive thoughts about one's past actions are hard to shut off.

There's an excellent book called 'The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F***' by Sarah Knight. She gives the following two instructions:-

1. Decide which things you don't actually give a f*** about.
2. Don't give a f*** about those things.