I don't need *things*. by naomi

I don't need *things*.

This morning I woke up and couldn't move/do anything, which is always fun (thanks depression). I did manage to write a blog post, eventually ( https://naomi-jane.com/2017/01/16/blue-monday/).

Eventually I managed to move and decided to start clearing out my room because I entered one of those moods where I decided I don't need *things*. Also our kitchen/lounge isn't currently the cleanest/tidiest (not my stuff, though) and it was doing my head in, so I decided my room had to be extra clean and tidy. But as I started doing it, it began to stress me out and I ended up taking everything out of everywhere and putting it all in the middle of the floor and reorganising everything and getting rid of a load of stuff. I got rid of 2 bags (which, if you've seen how small/lack of storage my room is, is a pretty big achievement!). Add this to the 16 bags I got rid of when cleaning out my room at Dad's in August, and I'm doing quite well at reducing my 22 years of possessions.

Then I attempted Asda which did not go very well.

Then this evening I forced myself to the knitting/crocheting/stitching group who meet at one of the local pubs, and met a friend from the ED group there, and that ended up being really nice so I'm glad I went even if it was rainy.

This evening I'm a bit buzzy and can't really read my thoughts. I'm talking fast and ending different sentences to the ones I start... between my Asda trip and going to the craft group, I was only in briefly but M (flatmate) was in and said 'you know how you're super depressed then super manic... do you think you might be going a bit manic?', and yeah idk really (the joys of mental illness, you can never trust a damn thing), but I'm hoping I can sleep tonight and I'm hoping I don't crash tomorrow because I quite like being able to actually move.
can you come and clean up my room?
January 16th, 2017  
Glad you are taking advantage of the times when you are a little better and managing to get out and meet people. I identify with the stress of clearing out a room - that's why the job never gets done here, it is far too confusing an affair involving picking lots of things up and putting them down again - or just moving them across the room and putting them down somewhere else. Keep those photos coming!
January 16th, 2017  
Life is a mindful of stuff. I'm sorry that sorting it all can be challenging for you, but you made it through this day, so Yeaa! for you! I like your narrow focus on the words on the can and the way the colors blur around them. Good job recording the day's accomplishments with a picture.
January 17th, 2017  
wonderful creative image of any everyday object, love your composition, colors, focus ~ fav
January 17th, 2017  
Lovely image. Great composition, focus and colour.
January 17th, 2017  
I like your image too. It does make one feel better when clutter is lessened. I wish I could do that!
January 17th, 2017  
Nice focus and comp
January 17th, 2017  
What a wonderful idea to capture. And I like your title of the photo too - I'm on a "minimalism" quest too and I am reducing the clutter.
January 17th, 2017  
@kali66 absolutely, but I warn you I would probably end up throwing many things out :') If I can't find a place for things I tend to get rid of them.

@helenhall I know that feeling, I used to be awful at clearing, but I think moving house a lot helps you to decide you don't need many things you previously thought you might. Of course there are some frustrating things that you only need once a year, like Christmas wrapping paper...

@lyndemc @lynnz @kwind @craftymeg Thank you all :)

@stray_shooter honestly, you just have to be ruthless! Are you genuinely going to use it or not? Does it have a place to live? I just don't like having things out!

@thelene my Dad's got a thing going where he doesn't want to bring more into his house than he gets rid of, but I'm not sure how well it's going because his house is very busy! I think it can be very cathartic :)
January 17th, 2017  
I like the close up shot and the yellow background.
January 17th, 2017  
Great shot! I really need to declutter.
January 21st, 2017  
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