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Get Organized, Beat Stress

Stress can manifest mentally and emotionally.  It can change the way you see your life and the world and make you feel helpless and hopeless.  Stress can make a small problem seem like a bigger one and than it actually is and it can cause you to feel closed-off and withdrawn.

Stress can also manifest physically as sore joints, heart palpitations, exhaustion and more.

For those of us suffering from Mental Health issues, the impact of stress can be debilitating.  It is our worst enemy.

So how do you deal with something that is inevitable?The answer:
You do what you can to be proactive.

Get Organized

get-organizedLiving an organized life will help diminish a LOT of stress.  De-clutter.  Fill your calendar up with reminders.  Clean the fridge!  What’s that saying??

The state of your home reflects the state of your mind.

Top 10 Books For Organizing Your Life

These books are guaranteed to give you the kick-start you need to get organized and beat stress!

  1. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing
  2. One Year to an Organized Life: From Your Closets to Your Finances, the Week-by-Week Guide to Getting Completely Organized for Good
  3. The Joy of Less, A Minimalist Living Guide: How to Declutter, Organize, and Simplify Your Life
  4. Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity
  5. It’s All Too Much: An Easy Plan for Living a Richer Life with Less Stuff
  6. The Clutter Book: When You Can’t Let Go
  7. When Organizing Isn’t Enough: SHED Your Stuff, Change Your Life
  8. Organizing for Your Brain Type: Finding Your Own Solution to Managing Time, Paper, and Stuff
  9. It’s Hard to Make a Difference When You Can’t Find Your Keys: The Seven-Step Path to Becoming Truly Organized
  10. Real Life Organizing: Clean and Clutter-Free in 15 Minutes a Day


Depression has been a fact of life for me for nearly 20 years now and I'm happy to say that I've finally started figuring out how to live with my demons. Today I have 3 kids, am in a stable relationship and have a (somewhat) normal relationship with my family. That's quite a feat considering some of the lows I've had and the things I've done when I was there. When I started this blog I wanted it to be mostly about depression and BPD, but as time went on I realized that I wanted it to be more than that. There are a lot of things that make me happy. And whatever makes me happy, in the end, contributes to a healthy life and mind. I don't have a grand plan. I just want to share my experiences in hopes that it inspires others to take control of their happiness. You are not alone! -XO Michelle

7 thoughts on “Get Organized, Beat Stress

  1. Wonderful post, Michelle. I’ve read some of those books on your list and they were great, specially the first. When you de-clutter you feel energised, lighter and freer. Thanks for sharing this.


    1. Isn’t it great? I love how she encourages de-cluttering a household by ‘subject’ rather than room-to-room. It makes it a little more interesting and easier to stick to the task.
      I watched a documentary called “Minimalism” around the time I read that first book on the list and my poor boyfriend had to endure my purging. But it felt great!


      1. Ha ha! About your boyfriend – reminds me of Marie Kondo’s second book, ‘Spark Joy’ – one woman, removing from her home anything that did not spark joy in her, removed her husband. Ha!


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