Organizing Lessons Learned During Recovery from Surgery

  1. When your body has suffered a physical insult of any kind, it goes into survival mode which takes priority over getting and staying organized. Letting things go is often the most respectful course of action.
  2. It’s easier to feel overwhelmed when recovering because your body is not up to par, so it’s best to keep things simple.
  3. It’s easier to get disorganized when recovering because you don’t have the energy and the mobility to conscientiously maintain your organizing systems.
  4. The order can be reclaimed quickly once your energy returns IF you had organizing systems in place before your surgery.
  5. When you ask for help from people who care about you, you get it!

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