Wow. I've never looked at it that way before. I don't know why, either. When I ask myself "ok, so what is SUPPOSED to be on the desk, and what doesn't have to be on it?" When I do that, it suddenly feels like cleaning it up is going to be easier and less overwhelming. I feel kinda dumb for saying this because I can see how obvious it is now, but this is the perspective that I've always needed. It's opening my eyes to other perspectives that may eventually lead me to being just as tidy and clean as Ryan.
So, YaGit: thank you. I don't know if you can tell, but I am very grateful to you for saying something that seems so obvious. But sometimes the little things can be really huge to other people.
I won't lie to you guys: I have Asperger Syndrome, and I learned that people with A.S. typically have trouble with this. My psychologist once asked me if I have a narrow path in the clutter and mess in my room (and a narrow space on my desk with clutter all round it), and the answer was a shameful, but eye-opening "yes..". But, I just wish she had said, "then when you want to clean up, just ask yourself what is supposed to be there, and then just remove everything that isn't, and then you're done". LOL w00t!
lol I keep looking at my desk going "wow. This perspective is amazing". It doesn't seem like that big of a mess anymore.
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Edited by Ryanb213 - 8/24/09 at 11:10pm