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CandyClouds

656d

finally cleaning my "depression nest" bedroom that i've let worsen over the past few months. trying to take things one step at a time but i'm feeling a bit overwhelmed! :( wish me luck

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    • Doyle

      656d

      I am doing the same thing. I have to focus on one thing at a time. Like I pick up my clothes and wash them then move onto the papers and then another thing. That is the only way I can keep from getting overwhelmed. Then when I start to see progress I celebrate my progress. Like when all my clothes are clean. I show off my room and say look at what I have done.

    • dolphinblues

      655d

      Celebrate the fact that you even started to clean! Celebrate each thing you finish. Every step, no matter how small it seems, is worth celebrating. I have realized recently that music really helps me keep going. It distracts my mind, so I don't think about how much stuff is in front of me, nor how much there is left to still do. It also makes time go by faster. Don't forget to give yourself a treat (something you don't have very often) when you are done for the day. Even if the room isn't finished. You accomplished a lot, you deserve a treat! I applaud you for your accomplishments today! 👏 💕

    • SalineTurnip

      656d

      Take it a little at a time! I started with cleaning one corner. Since then, I've rearranged my room and cleaned my entire floor off. Yesterday I put some clothes away. I'm proud of you for starting, even if you've only done a little bit.

    • Kesa

      656d

      I'm trying to get to this point, my depression has left quit a mess of things and now I freak out trying to get it back in order. But this is def motivation to just start. Thanks. And good luck.

      • CandyClouds

        656d

        @Kesa thank you, I've made good progress. I worked on one thing at a time and now I have to sort and organize my things. you've got this! Try starting with taking any dishes and cups into the kitchen and/or throwing out trash. even if you start with one small thing, it's still progress!! You'll get there 🤗

    • mj120

      656d

      Just a few things at a time friend, not all at once.

    • Rose130

      656d

      I'm also in the process of cleaning out my depression piles. Going on a few days now, but I'm making good progress! Breaking things down into sections and playing music to keep the energy up is very helpful. I also has the ADHD so I require a body double to keep on track. These are just the things I do. I wish you luck with your nest progress!

      • CandyClouds

        656d

        @Rose130 thank you! I made a lot of progress yesterday and today I'm moving on to sorting things. Good luck with your cleaning, you've got this! ❤️

    • Beatlover

      656d

      It takes a lot of courage to start. Wishing you the best.

      • CandyClouds

        656d

        @Beatlover thank you, things are going well 🤗

    • Doyle

      656d

      ❤️

    • Doyle

      656d

      I am doing the same thing. I have to focus on one thing at a time. Like I pick up my clothes and wash them then move onto the papers and then another thing. That is the only way I can keep from getting overwhelmed. Then when I start to see progress I celebrate my progress. Like when all my clothes are clean. I show off my room and say look at what I have done.

      • CandyClouds

        656d

        @Doyle I'm doing the same thing and taking short breaks, I'm feeling really good and productive. Thank you for sharing with me what you do :)

    • AzabethSiege

      656d

      Man I feel that all the way down. Take it slow ❤️

      • CandyClouds

        656d

        @AzabethSiege thank you! Things are going well, I'm taking small breaks and I'm feeling good about my progress

    • lunamortua

      656d

      Good luck! Try to pretend you have blinders on and focus on 1/4 of the room.

      • Kendra363

        655d

        @lunamortua Yes, I agree. When I clean and it feels overwhelming I pick one corner and work out from there. Otherwise when you look at the entire room it is overwhelming and I freeze up.

      • CandyClouds

        656d

        @lunamortua thank you! I'm making progress

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