When our minds are busy, our homes are messy…
I don’t buy into “tidy room, tidy mind”. Often when we are having the best times of our lives our homes become neglected. This is only temporary and easily rectified. However, it seems almost guaranteed that when we are feeling overwhelmed and stressed, dashing from one meeting to another to another, our homes get disorganised and chaotic. We can find it hard to know where to start. Mine certainly does!
Having worked in the NHS for 9 years, specialising in mental health, I understand it’s easy for our homes and minds to become cluttered and to reach a point of not knowing what might help. I’ve been there too. Our homes need to feel comfortable and a place that we love to come back to after a long day. I truly believe we shouldn’t need to spend hours every day tidying.
I a Registered Mental Health Nurse and Intensively Trained Dialectical Behavioural Therapist, specialising in working with people who struggle to regulate their emotions or cope with emotions in unhelpful ways. This could include impulsively buying to soothe difficult feelings or struggling to throw away items due to the emotions they bring up. There is a little more information about DBT here.
I value and enjoy organisation. I love putting a system in place, troubleshooting it, and working out where it could be even better. Having previously been involved in LEAN projects with the NHS, I apply the these principles to most of my work. It makes a good starting point and then we can tweak and fine tune.
I want to guide people toward creating a life with more time for what is important to them, whether that’s spending time with family and friends, getting out and about exploring the countryside or being able to sit quietly and read. If you’re feeling curious then get in touch for a free telephone/face to face appointment.