Tips and Tricks

Tips and Tricks: Remembering things

My memory is awful because of my depression. If i do not write it down i WILL forget.

I am keeping 3 different calendars so i always have something to write it down in and i update them all everyday.

To remember the stuff that doesn’t have a date i have stuck clothe clips on my upper shelf on my desk. Then i use notes and hang them there so i can always see them.

Don’t feel bad about forgetting something. It can’t be helped when you are stressed. All you can do is write it down and hope you look at it.

Love CupCakeMixxi

 

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Tips and Tricks: Chores

Now i have never been good at cleaning and of course the depression is not helping. I was never really disciplined in keeping stuff clean. Basically my dad used my mom (who was never home) to scare me into cleaning when i was a kid. He still used her when i got older but since it was not as scary anymore, he resolved to asking me every week. He was not good at cleaning himself, so there weren’t a lot of inspiration from him. My mom has crazy high cleaning standards that i could never keep. They are divorced btw. So cleaning has never been a good thing for me.

This is why i have had to develop a plan for when i do what in a week.

Monday: Do the dishes

Tuesday: gather trash

Wednesday: Clean a little bit

Thursday: Vacuum clean

Friday: Do the dishes

Saturday: Wash clothes

Sunday: Clean + make a food plan

Monthly: Change the bedsheets

If i just do that one thing as much as i can, i will get closer and closer to keeping the house clean. It is not always easy and there can be a lot of stuff to do sometimes, so it is important to not stress yourself over it. Just do as much as you can do that day and when you have a good day, you can take a little extra. This will create a rhyme for you to follow and hopefully make it a habit for you. At least that is the plan for me.

I love to make stuff on the computer so i make it fun for me by making these papers and hanging them all over the house so i can see them.

 

Love CupCakeMixxi

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Tips and Tricks: Rules

One of the things i find hard is to keep some kind of a structure in my life.  My sleeping rhythm is way off  and i do sleep to much. My room is always messy, even tho i would love to be able to keep it clean.

To fight this i have made some simple rules that i should try to follow. I am always trying to take baby steps otherwise it will be to much. Don’t try to change your life completely at the same time. If you don’t have a strong foundation, the rest of the structure will fall.

So i have 5 rules that i simply must try to follow. If i fail, i will just try again tomorrow. But those 5 rules are all i have to do right now.

Rule #1  No computer games before 13:00

This combined with rule #4 is forcing me to do something else than escaping into my little safe world that the computer games gives me. I do not force myself to do my chores there, but this gives me the opportunity.

Rule #2  One chore must be done

This is probably the hardest rule to keep xD. But it is easier to tell myself that i just have to do this one thing and that is it. It might not get the house clean but if i just keep doing it, the house will be clean at some point.

Rule #3  Go to bed no later than 01:00

This is simply to correct my sleeping habits. This time is not too early to miss fun with friends and not too late so you will feel trashed in the morning.

Rule #4 Get up no later than 10:00

Again to correct my sleeping habits and prevent me from sleeping until 13:00 so i can just play videogames when i get up.

Rules #5 Keep the budget

This is because of my crazy way to spend money. I was never taught how to spend my money probably, so i have been buying stuff with my heart and not my brain. ^^’

I had a friend help me create a budget.

When creating your own rules, then keep in mind that:

#1 you should be able to break one rule without it making it impossible for you to keep one of the other rules.

#2 don’t make too many rules

#3 don’t be too harsh on yourself, it should be easy rules to follow.

My rules are on danish btw.

I hope this will help someone out there, it has definitely helped me 🙂

Love CupCakeMixxi