A lesson from the sensitive souls among us.
Well, I just scored 25. Time to begin some soothing changes. Pam
As someone with ADHD, I am 100% going to do this! This makes me think I should be opting for cabinet doors on my bookshelves (Billy at IKEA) instead of leaving the spines exposed.
i like this idea, but feel like i have the opposite problem - my ADHD operates with a lack of object permanence, so if I can't see something, I completely forget I have it. any strategic storage solutions there? thank you for your thoughts, super interesting!
Oh this is so helpful, thank you! Explains why I do better work when my desk is tidy (and why the act of cleaning off my desk is my preferred work procrastination).
The only place to keep our spices next to our stove is on open shelving. I got the matching spice jars I've dreamed of for years and it was cheaper than I expected - plus it really makes cooking more fun! (Could have done it for even cheaper by soaking the labels off some of the existing jars, but didn't realize that in time.) Extra fun because our town has a grocery coop w/ bulk spices so I'm not decanting from one glass jar into another.
Another one that bothers me is visible words in a space. I can't help but "read" them constantly - it is like they are shouting at me. Kimpton Hotels used to (may still) work with regulars to customize a room to your liking. They add a framed photo of your pet or family and my request was to remove or at least turn away from view all of the little signs they place around the room. ("Here's when we wash your towels" "This water is 4.00" etc.)
Welp I got a 21! 😂 Never have I been so delighted to be armchair diagnosed. (Explains a lot about my feelings re: overhead lighting)
Wow, didn't know my 'thing' had a label....but apparently I'm an HSP, right there with you at 25. I've always hated an overly bright room, the feeling of chaos in my surroundings, etc. I want my home to be a soothing nest, and that's exactly how I decorate. Great move on the bookshelves!
Nice post. I never thought of this effect, but intuitively it makes sense. And even for the non-HSP among us, there are good lessons here. Food for thought!