I’ve gotten better about finding my balance (most of the time). I used to really struggle with it; trying to do way too much at one time or during a day then crashing and burning from the stress and exhaustion. I’ve talked before about how I now have to balance my days between productivity and… Continue reading Find Your Balance … Again
I’m what you might call an “Old Soul”. I’m in bed most nights before nine and up every morning before the sun. I enjoy a good casserole, deviled eggs, and mayo heavy pea salad. I hate cheap furniture made in sweat shops that comes with instructions for assembly and I get damn near giddy when… Continue reading Collecting without Clutter
Five Easy Ways to Declutter TODAY I have personal experience with hoarding and I know that massive clean outs usually don’t work, because they don’t change the mental reasons for clutter and keeping stuff you don’t really use, like, or need. Plus people think that decluttering takes a lot of time so they just keep… Continue reading 5 Easy Ways to Declutter TODAY
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9-BEvDXLLU8 When I was on antidepressants, I was emotionally numb and looked for experiences and things I thought would force me for feel something. I would go shopping not looking for anything in particular, find some little trinket or shampoo that smelled good and think "this will make me happy". I'd buy it, take it… Continue reading Are You Trying to Buy Happiness?
It’s a vicious circle*. When you’re depressed and/or anxious you don’t make the effort to clean or declutter your spaces. But having cluttered and messy spaces can actually make you more depressed and/or anxious. In fact, there are studies that link clutter to an increase in the stress hormone, cortisol, along with other mental health… Continue reading Clutter and Your Mental Health