I knew I would like this month's issue when I pulled it out of the mailbox. The front cover shows dishes on cabinets/shelves. And the cabinets are TURQUOISE! Sound familiar? And the dishes are a variety of bold colors. Sound familiar? It made me proud of what I have created in my own kitchen :)
Anyway, I open up the issue and see this quote:
"When I cannot bear outer pressures anymore, I begin to put order in my belongings…As if unable to organize and control my life, I seek to exert this on the world of objects." - Anais Nin, The Diary of Anais Nin
This is very true in my life. I have found that since I have begun working I really enjoy keeping my things in order. In my classroom I am notorious for being organized. I keep my students notebooks in tubs organized by class period and they are also color coded with tape on their spines. I have all of my "crafting" supplies in tubs with labels, and my colored pencils are even separated by color. At my house I like things to be organized too. I have different crates with different items, I like everything in it's place whether it is my toothpaste or my books on the shelf. Now, this is not to say I don't have a few locations where I cheat: my bedside table and my "junk drawer" in the kitchen at home, or my middle desk drawer at school. It is just to say that when I am really stressed, finding a place for everything seems to help me organize my life a little more.
What about you? How do you operate when it comes to stress?