On tidying up
First of all I would like to thank all of you people that have made this site what it is.
The amount of effort you put in it is amazing.
So, I have been doing a lot of thinking while tidying. This was always a particularly difficult task for me because:
1) My brain instantly perceives details & differentiation instead of groups or "the big picture".
This means I find it very difficult to classify objects in large groups. And you need to do that in order to find a place for them - having each object in it's own category just doesn't do it.
This brain characteristic is very useful when drawing (I am an artist) or when engaged in meticulous activities (which again I am very good at) *but* t makes a hell out of tidying up.
So I am working on a way around this in a rational manner.
2) I am somewhat of a hoarder. My family does it too; plus I am financially challenged right now so I tend not to throw stuff not knowing whether I will have money to replace them if I need to.
I have also found that procrastinating is largely a learned characteristic. My family does it too. Big time.
They tend to go easy on themselves about "being lazy" and habitually interrupt others activities to exchange meaningless words. I do find this very distracting and annoying.
More on what I am doing to get over my difficulty tidying later.