A weird side affect of blogging about your life is that you accidentally end up appearing happy, shiny, and perfect. I can only talk about my own experiences with blogging, of course, and itâ€™s not that I donâ€™t want to â€˜be realâ€™ on the blog, itâ€™s just that sometimes, itâ€™s really hard to be totally honest in such a public forum. Friends and family read my blog, so I canâ€™t always lay it out there as I could if I were anonymous. And, of course, being judged by strangers sucks, too. My skin is thick, but itâ€™s not impermeable!
Hence â€“ all of the bad stuff that triggers judgment gets stripped away, and bloggers often only focus on the happy stuff, thus appearing â€˜perfect.â€™ But weâ€™re not perfect. Weâ€™re people.
Hi, my name is Caitlin, and Iâ€™m an actual person, not a blog-autobot.
In the spirit of being human, I will tell you this: I have really been struggling emotionally the last few weeks. I have a history, personally and in my family, with depression so Iâ€™m hyper-aware of emotional shifts. But Iâ€™m not sad – more than anything, Iâ€™ve been anxious. Like, totally-overwhelmed-and-crying-in-the-shower anxious. I suspect a root of my anxiety is hormonal (damn those birth control pills). Iâ€™m taking steps to get my anxiety under control, but I want to share one little thing that has really helped me lately: DRAWER ORGANIZATION.
Okay, okay. I know that drawer organization is not the magic cure to psychological issues, but I have to say that itâ€™s really been helping me when Iâ€™m in the midst of a mini freak-out. In the very least, itâ€™s healthier than listlessly watching hours of HGTV because I deal with it. I swear, cleaning something small helps me process.
Drawer Organization 101:
- Acknowledge that you feel anxious (or mad or sad or bored).
- Open a messy drawer.
- Remove all the contents.
- Clean the drawer with a wet cloth.
- Go through contents. Identify the junk and toss it out. Breathe deeply.
- Place all the remaining contents back in the drawer.
- Feel very zen as you close newly organized drawer.
In other newsâ€¦ I had a delish wrap for lunch. Hummus, sprouts, basil, tomatoes, cucumbers. Loads of goodness.
Now â€“ does anyone have a drawer theyâ€™d like me to sort through?