As we discussed in our previous posts Organizing with Depression and Taking Action, organizing your home can be a challenging task, especially when dealing with depression. This time we offer proactive steps you can take now to make it easier next time you cycle through a depression and feel overwhelmed.

Simplify your stuff

Knowing that clutter can contribute to feelings of overwhelm and stress, and how good simplifying can make you feel, take steps to reduce what you own. Letting go of unnecessary possessions can create a sense of space and reduce visual and mental clutter. And there’s less stuff to maintain.

Set a routine

Establish a regular routine for organizing, dedicating a specific time each day or week to work on it. Having a consistent schedule can provide structure and help combat the lack of motivation often associated with depression.

Practice self-care

Prioritize self-care activities to maintain your physical and mental well-being. Ensure you’re getting enough rest, eating nutritious meals, exercising, and seeking professional help if needed.

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 and / or professional organizer who can offer guidance tailored to your situation.