adhd · Blog Challenges 2019 · Organization · Personal Writing

Organization and Keeping Things in Order

My big thing this year has been follow through, but a smaller goal -- and one that has kind of been on the back-burner, honestly -- has been organization.  Earlier this year, I established a morning routine that worked amazingly well, but which I've sort of fallen away from because I've been ultra-exhausted with this… Continue reading Organization and Keeping Things in Order

adhd · Organization

New Year’s, Planners, and the Culture of Perfectionism

I devour what I'd call "Pinterest culture" gluttonously; picture-perfect home decor walkthroughs, DIYs that transform Dollar Tree items into chic dupes of designer products, and seemingly preternaturally organized households with color-coordinated storage solutions.  I know that even for those people who actually are devoted to organization and successfully keep their lives in order, this is… Continue reading New Year’s, Planners, and the Culture of Perfectionism

Personal · Personal Writing

First the Forest, Now the Trees (an Update)

I have trouble compartmentalizing my life.  I guess it makes some sense; in some ways, the different threads of my life weave together in a really obvious, organic way.  The state of my home, for instance, affects how stressed I feel, which affects my sleep, which affects my work performance, which affects my feelings of… Continue reading First the Forest, Now the Trees (an Update)