I've been depressed lately because there's plenty to be depressed about. Too many people alienated, too many mistakes made, and too much to maintain in life.
How often do I need to dust and re-spray floors, etc. around my apartment?
How often do I receive mail and need to read and throw it to the recycler?
How often should I keep everything maintained?
This is getting to feel like too much. I've been overwhelmed with so much to do around the apartment.
Paper Waste Management
For example: I've hoarded mail that I intend to read but never get around to reading. It has gotten to become so much that I've decided to become a digital packrat. Thank the Lord our God for finally making me uncomfortable with having hoarded paper waste! What I mean by becoming a digital packrat is by taking pictures of mail I intend to read, and then putting them in a recycle-box.
I got a digital camera with a specific "text mode" just for that, and so far, I have taken over 300 pictures of the paper waste (that I intend to read later.) This way, I am striving to maintain a clutter-free living space.
Man, I have so much more to sort and take care of even after the last of the paper waste is gone. For example, there are some books I have to find in my shelves that I'll not intend to read; I'll have to donate them to the Salvation Army or the Hale Library. (Hopefully they'll take most anything.) I really, really wish we had a "hyper-scanner" that could scan an entire book in one fell swoop instead of two pages at a time like today's scanners scan.
Gladly, I've moved to electronic statements and other electronic alternatives to paper waste. Paper is just more trouble than it's worth, so there comes a turnaround in my life. I have to maintain too many other things in life as it is - my body, my apartment's cleanliness, my car, and so much more.
Man, the overwhelming scope of it all has been responsible (partly) for my depression. I can hope and really pray that it all becomes more manageable and less of a depressor to my life. Boy, if only life was low-maintenance!