Welcome back to our final installment on clutter, cleaning, depression, and how it all links together.
If you're new to this series of posts, here's a short recap. Part one discussed the link between depression and clutter, and how each part affects the other. The second part gave us a few ways to start breaking the clutter cycle, and how your attitude can either hold you back or push you forward.
In this final piece, we're going to continue discussing some ways to help you move past your depression and get everything de-cluttered and cleaned up. If you, or someone you love and care about, have a substance abuse problem or an issue with drinking too much, call Legacy Freedom. We offer the best drug and alcohol rehab Columbus OH services. We are an outpatient facility that uses only holistic therapy programs.
Cleaning Up Your Mess While Depressed
Like we mentioned in part two, you have to have plan of attack, the right attitude, and time to get everything cleaned up and not cluttered anymore. Let's expand on that.
In terms of the right attitude, know that you cannot procrastinate. Procrastination is just an excuse to continue putting the cleaning tasks off. This will mean you'll have even more of a mess to clean up and even more clutter to get rid of when the time is finally right. Procrastination also fits in very well with addiction problems and depression. You should be aware of any tendencies you have to continue to make excuses to not do something.
Next, know that storing things is not the same as cleaning and getting rid of clutter. Out of sight, out of mind, right? Wrong! Just packing stuff up in boxes and storage containers and putting them in the shed, attic, or garage is really not solving the problem. This is like treating a gunshot wound with a simple bandage. While it is OK to store things you currently aren't using, like winter clothes during the summer months, it's not OK just to pack up all of your junk and put it away to be dealt with later.
You should also make sure that you're organized and ready to go. If you do not have the right tools for the job, then you'll never be able to get the job done. This goes for anything in life, especially cleaning. Be sure to take some time to go through your cleaning supplies, organize them, and make sure that you have everything you need.
Finally, ask for help. We touched on this in part two but wanted to reiterate it. Don't be afraid to ask for help if you're feeling overwhelmed. It's totally OK and can do a great deal of good as far as helping you move forward.
We hope these tips in the last few posts have helped you with your quest in getting everything cleaned up and dealing with your depression. Be sure to visit back with us soon for more tips on how to deal with recovery and your problems.
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