Clutter and ADD

Last week was a busy week. I hardly didn’t do any writing at all. Because I was taking care of household chores that I was behind on and getting my space ready for my new desk chair. I ordered it online, and they delivered it to my home early last week. Then I was waiting for my friend to put it together over the weekend.

The arrival of my new chair disrupted my schedule; my back was feeling better, and I worked on overdue chores and organized my space. That made me think about clutter and Attention Deficit Disorder.

I have Attention Deficit Disorder; it is difficult for me to get rid of unwanted items. It seems my mind isn’t wired to stay organized, but I can train my mind and learn to stick with a pattern of behavior.

I have developed a philosophy has helped me get rid of things I no longer need. Perhaps my philosophy can help people with ADD struggling with items they no longer need or want. It can overwhelm for someone like me with ADD to face those decisions about my belongings.

My first tip is my philosophy that I use; I tell myself by donating my unwanted item to charity to allow someone else the opportunity to have new items. I’m providing a need to others who want my things.

My second tip: I’ve discovered dealing with unwanted belongings I no longer need is already deciding ahead of time about a particular item.

For example, my old office chair, since buying a new chair, I no longer needed it. I had designated my old chair would be a donation. My friend asked me about it and said that he knew someone who could use it. I gave the chair to my friend. I had already decided earlier about the chair, and it was easy for me to let it go.

Deciding in advance about unwanted items provides me with less stress and anxiety, preventing me from being overwhelmed.

My third tip: when I clean and get my space in order, I listen to the experts to find a place for my belongings that I want to keep.

It provides my mind the ability to think about putting my items back once I’m finished using them, and it brings me peace by keeping my space clean and clutter-free.

My fourth tip: I allow myself enough time to complete my cleaning and be realistic about what I can get done in that amount of time.

That is my philosophy. If you have ADD and struggle with clutter, you’re not alone; for some of us, it is problematic to stay organized. By creating your philosophy and changing your behavior pattern, you can live an organized life and be clutter-free. If you quit your routine, just began where you left off.

Remember, never give up.

March 20, 2019

Today is the first day of spring! Once again, I made it through another winter but, it wasn’t that harsh. Something deep within my soul tells me winter is done.

I believe we are connected with nature; and our ancestors knew winter was a dangerous time because the hardship of the cold and dark season, and why we celebrate the first day of spring.

Now, the temperatures are warming up slowly and more sunny days are coming. The trees are still asleep; I’ve watched for leaves to bud. Nothing. It won’t happen until April.

Also, spring brings severe weather like tornadoes and strong winds. Already, March has been very rainy and windy too in northern Indiana.

I’m wondering if March will roar like a lion, but it will be revealed at the end of March.

March 19, 2019

My life has been a little crazy for me lately for I have been dealing with a sick kitty. He is feeling better now after I took him to the vet about two weeks ago. The Golden Shadow is back to his old self. It is good to see him running and playing through the house.

I have been focusing on my short story which I am almost done with it. A couple of days ago, I wrote the ending. Now, I need to write the remaining scenes for the climax. Then I will put it aside for a while before starting the editing stage.

Then I will work on another writing project and finish reading some novels that I have been reading.

That’s what I’ve been doing for a couple of weeks.

March 5, 2019

I didn’t do much writing today. I’m dealing with a migraine that is lingering on. For me, it has been challenged staring at a screen for a long period. However, I really want to finish my short story that I’ve been working on. This evening I managed to write a synopsis for the last four remaining scenes. I thought that I had just two left in my head but when I put my words on the paper (screen) it turns out there was two more in my creative juices. Next, what I want to do is briefly outline each scene so I know where I’m going. But I don’t think that’s going to happen tonight for my head is just throbbing. That will be my goal for tomorrow.

Well, I wanted to give a quick update on my progress.

Feb 11, 2019

Are pets considered property?

I provide my kitty food, water, a clean litter box, heat, security, love, and cat toys. If anything would happen to my beloved kitty, I would be truly upset. My cat is family.

But the law has a different view about pets, and that is determined by what state, county, and city where the owner’s residence is located at.

I recently read about an incident involving a rescue group who was contacted about a missing cat that escaped from their foster home over a year ago. The information on the chip stated the cat belonged to the rescue, and a veterinarian’s employee contacted them. But, the veterinarian believed the animal was property to the person who paid the bill and refused to provide the rescue with any information about the founder and the animal. The rescue wanted the founder to fill out adoption papers to update the chip’s information.

From my understanding, the microchip’s purpose is to reunite the pet with its rightful owner.

This incident has me worried about my kitty who has a microchip implant. If my kitty somehow escaped from my house and got lost. A veterinarian can decide a person who found my kitty, provide better care than with me?

Those it is unlikely that would happen.

Most veterinarians have procedures for found pets. (If you’re unsure if a veterinarian has such a protocol just ask.)

An animal is found with a microchip, the owner must have time to decide whether they want the animal or relinquish ownership.

The incident with the veterinarian has me concerned about the laws and the procedures to reunite owners with their pets. I hope this is a onetime incident and not an everyday occurrence in the veterinarian world.