There’s an advert on TV at the moment with the song Little Boxes on it. It’s an old song but I like it. It’s also a technique that really helps me.
I’d forgotten about it for a while and you might think I’m barking but here we go. I used to imagine I had compartments in my head – one for work, one for home, one for worries, one for whatever I happened to be doing at the time etc. I would just deal with one box at a time, for example when I was at home the other boxes would be closed.
For a while I forgot about my little boxes and my head ended up one big jumble of things I needed to do with no clear thinking. It all got quite messy and I got quite overwhelmed. Recently I started my box method again. Today could have been an overwhelming day, there were so many things happening but I left everything in its compartment until I needed to deal with it and it worked! I got through the day and all the challenges that came with it and it ended up being quite an easy day.
I like little boxes 🙂
*The image is from an exhibition by Cherry Dowling and Claire Davenport