I'm not sure why searching for "blind" on Pixabay turned up this leaping llama, but he is spectacular, so llama it is. I used to have a decent memory. I used to be good at handling multiple pieces of information and task-switching. Depression put the kibosh on that. Now, I have a really hard time … Continue reading If it’s not in front of me then it doesn’t exist
The Bullet Journal Method: Track the Past, Order the Present, Design the Future is written by Ryder Carroll, who is the founder of the Bullet Journal® (yes, it's trademarked) and the website bulletjournal.com. Before reading this book, I was vaguely aware that there was an official bullet journal website, but what I learned about bullet journalling came … Continue reading Book Review: The Bullet Journal Method
Part of the Pursue Your Writing Dreams series This series will cover some of the things you need to know/consider to take your writing to the next level. So, you want to write, but mental illness is throwing up roadblocks. What to do? Well, this post I did on the Best Life Collabrative is going … Continue reading Overcome mental illness stumbling blocks to writing
I spend a ton of time on my computer every day, so I thought I'd let you in on my routine and the various things I get up to on my web browser, because it reflects on elements of who I am, how my illness impacts me, and how I write. I actually use two … Continue reading Getting to know me via my web browser
Japanese organizational guru Marie Kondo has taken the world by storm with her KonMari™ method for tidying. She's got a show on Netflix called Tidying Up with Marie Kondo, and she has published four books. You can even become a consultant trained in the Konmari method. She has some good ideas around organizing and tidying, and … Continue reading Should your stuff spark joy?
The last several days my brain has felt like it has the approximate cognitive power of a bowl of Jello. I try to read, and it's more like a hazy skim. Decision-making seems like a foreign concept. It's fascinating, though, how my natural tendency to be uber-organized can kick in and compensate for the deficits … Continue reading Getting things done
I have always been a big fan of lists, especially when it comes to grocery shopping. When I'm depressed, lists tend to move from a preference to a necessity in order to compensate for the decline in my memory and concentration. When things are really bad I even try to organize my shopping list into … Continue reading Savoring the small victories
How being an organization nut has helped me to manage my depression
I have always found the cognitive symptoms of depression to be among the most disruptive to my overall functioning. When I'm really unwell it feels like I can't think my way out of a paper bag. I tend to describe the effect on my thinking as "mashed potato brains".