The Depression is very good at putting up phantom barriers to doing things.
So a simple task can be put off because I have to get the things out of a cupboard or out of drawer or its in a box or whatever.
So for the last year, I have been increasing the amount of First Order Retrievability on everyday things. By this I mean I shouldn’t have to open a door, a drawer or a box.
I hang the 3 three pots and pans I use on the wall over the stove. I have a set of open shelves on my worktable and on it are all the common things I use everyday – burrito wraps, bread, butter, sugar, plates, silverware, cat food, spices.
As I’ve been cleaning today, I’ve been trying to add that concept to my bedroom. If I use it daily, it needs to be where I can grab it quickly – visible.
In my previous life this would be bad. Its clutter. I always wanted everything to have a place to be put away, out of sight. But I realize now that this won’t work for depression management.
So now I’m considering how to make First Order Retrievability at least look nice.
I believe a trip to the dollar store is in my future.
PS – Today is a success!
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Check out the KonoMari folding technique: http://goop.com/the-illustrated-guide-to-the-kondo-mari-method/ (got this from The Spectacled Bean here on WordPress). It allows for folded clothes to stand upright so they will appear relatively neat out in the open or in a drawer. (glad you had a successful day 🙂 )
ooooh. THAT is so cool. I am gonna do this!
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:-). Me too.