Organizing your home can be a challenging task, especially when dealing with depression. For women especially, depression effects motivation. Small tasks and routine maintenance – like decluttering – tend to snowball and quickly become overwhelming. 

It can feel insurmountable and become unclear where to start or what to do. Don’t despair! You’re not alone; many people share this struggle. 

Progress is possible by breaking it down into smaller, manageable steps.

In fact, we’re going to tackle this topic in three posts:

  • Getting Started
  • Taking Action
  • Keeping it Together

Getting Started

Start Small

Begin with a small area or a single task to avoid feeling overwhelmed. Or pick a small amount of time to just get started. Set achievable goals for yourself, such as organizing a drawer or decluttering a shelf.

Create a Plan

Make a list of the areas or tasks you want to tackle. Breaking down the organizing process into specific steps can make it feel more manageable and give you a sense of accomplishment as you complete each task.

Seek Support

For hands-on help, reach out to a trusted friend, family member, or Professional Organizer, who can provide emotional support and assistance while you’re decluttering. They can help motivate you, offer guidance, or even work alongside you during the organizing process.

Remember, it’s important to be patient and compassionate with yourself during this process. If you find yourself struggling, don’t hesitate to seek support from a mental health professional who can offer guidance tailored to your situation.

Next up: specific tips on how to take action without getting overwhelmed!