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my depression room is so bad. how do you guys motivate yourself to clean?? any tips ?

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    • cozybunbun

      558d

      Drink some water, set a timer, play some music. Clear your bed off of anything not sleep related, brush off the crumbs. Clothes on the floor are dirty now, so start a load if you can, or set them out so they can be washed next. Grab a trash bag, a plastic bin, and gloves if you prefer. Trash goes in the bag, depression dishes go in the plastic tub. If it doesn't belong in that room, put it in front of the door so you don't have to leave the room. After 15 minutes, stop. Sit on the bed. Check in with yourself, are you good to keep going? Do you need a break? Do you need out of the space for a bit?

    • Blue2003

      558d

      Firstly, if you ever get sudden bursts of motivation to tidy, ride that wave right then and there. Try not to put it off, because you don't know when you'll get that motivation back. Do as much as you possibly can in that period. That's the Marie Kondo way. Envision what you want your room to look like, and how much better it will feel to have it that way. You deserve it to be that way! Then, start with the most obvious things first so that you have more space to consider the smaller things. Think trash, laundry, etc. This will help you feel less overwhelmed to do the rest. Get encouragement from someone close to you. I have found that when I involve someone else in my goals, it motivates me to succeed for them too (if not for myself). While you're at it, set some things up that you think can help you avoid getting your room messy again. I have trash right next to my bed for this reason. 💕

    • cozybunbun

      558d

      Drink some water, set a timer, play some music. Clear your bed off of anything not sleep related, brush off the crumbs. Clothes on the floor are dirty now, so start a load if you can, or set them out so they can be washed next. Grab a trash bag, a plastic bin, and gloves if you prefer. Trash goes in the bag, depression dishes go in the plastic tub. If it doesn't belong in that room, put it in front of the door so you don't have to leave the room. After 15 minutes, stop. Sit on the bed. Check in with yourself, are you good to keep going? Do you need a break? Do you need out of the space for a bit?

    • captain_pike

      558d

      If something is worth doing, it is worth doing poorly. I too find it difficult to clean, so I start small. Maybe it's cleaning 2 items that have the same destination and that's it. Maybe it's cleaning a very very small portion of the room. But start small is my advice, even if you're picking up 1 item per day.

    • cryforhelp

      558d

      Think about how good it will look and how you will feel after it's cleaned. That's how I motivate myself, I clean my room and I feel like I'm already starting on my journey to getting better, like I'm on top of the world.

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