Those days where you feel overwhelmed and unglued happen. We all have them. It’s going to happen.
I call them a “gimme day”. The day where I just don’t DO anything special. How I wallow changes now and then but let’s be clear this isn’t just a lazy Saturday. This is a where the spiral of months of depression can start. That little bit of a funk day. A really BAD DAY because of the space between my ears, not because life is smothering me.
A gimme DAY, because I need the reminder that one day is enough. We really don’t need a week to wallow. This might take practice, I understand. Take a few gimme’s to get the hang of it but train your brain to pop back into place after just one day.
I personally find that I pop back best when I face something scary. Bite the bullet. Deal with it.
Often that scary thing was what started my spiral into wallowing, to begin with. Fear is a common depression trigger. By doing the hard thing, we can overcome! Even if it blows up in our faces, it’s better to just get it over with.
An overwhelming pile of stuff to deal with. A mountain of questions demanding your immediate attention when you have literally no good answers.
Even writing that was slightly overwhelming. I can imagine reading it could be too if that’s what you’re facing.
Now, fellow organizers, don’t send me hate mail for this.
I get it, it’s temporary advice but listen – just put that pile into an attractive bin and put it in a closet to deal with later. Put a date on the calendar to fix the problem another day. It’s not a perfect solution but we’re not perfect people that demand perfection.
Cleaning up our spaces can do amazing wonders to our funks. I find it’s hard to stay in a funk when I think my space looks beautiful. It turns my attention around. I start delighting in my treasures. Which puts my thoughts on a path to gratitude. Before you know it, my wallowing is over.
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Suzanna Kaye is a professional organizer and owner of Spark! Organizing, LLC.
She has special experience with organization for office, financial, ADD/ADHD, elderly, disabled, overwhelmed and special needs. With the belief that cluttered people are some of the most creative and interesting people she knows, she loves working with her clients in a supportive and loving environment. For more information about Suzanna visit our about us page, email info@SparkOrganizing.com or call 321-234-5499
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