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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.
I have been busy cleaning and getting my desk ready to do some major writing and editing. Then going to my physical therapy, which is going well, and I am learning to do my daily exercises in my routine.
That’s what is happening in my life.
Well, last week, I just took a break from writing after recovering from my cold or allergies. Not sure exactly what I had, but it wasn’t Covid.
When I was sick, I did a lot of reading. There wasn’t much else I could do. I found reading a good novel helped to deal with the cold, and especially at night when my symptoms were worse.
My mind needed a break from reading and the writing process. I decided to work on a new epic song that I am composing. It is not finished, but I have a good start, and I am pleased with the progress so far.
There are times I have to allow my creative juices to replenish, permitting my mind to rest, especially after dealing with a cold. I find working on composing a musical piece helps my mind and my body to relax, and at the same time letting my mind be creative.
It allows me to see my manuscripts and my blog posts in a different light, giving me a fresh perspective on ideas and topics.
This week, I also found some new novels that have piqued my curiosity to read, so they are on my reading list, not sure when I will start reading them.
Here are my plans for this week:
Tomorrow, I start physical therapy for my back; I was recently diagnosed with spine osteoarthritis. So my rheumatologist recommended physical therapy, and then we will go from there.
Then later in the week, I will receive my biologic medicine. So, I am going to do some writing and editing in between my appointments.