At this moment in time I am sitting in the train station in Sderot, on my way home from a morning in my private clinic in Sderot and an evening in the Maccabi clinic here. I have the duration of my trip home to get a blog post written if I am going to publish it on time. It’s been a good, if busy, day.
My life is crazy busy right now, as I am trying to keep up with all the wonderful opportunities available to a self employed alternative medicine practitioner in a conflict zone (and I’m not even kidding). Every hour of my days is scheduled, and on top of that I have at least one emergency case a week taking me to Soroka hospital or the like, and a blog to write 🙂
So right now I am collecting means and methods to streamline and simplify various aspects of work and home life, from meal prepping to the Keep Google app. I mentioned one specific change I have made at home to a few of my friends and patients, and they were all very excited to try it, so I thought I would share it with you too.
When I was a little girl, my parents taught me how to fold laundry and put my clothing away in my dresser and closet. My dresser had one drawer for shirts, one for pants, one for socks, and so on.
Earlier this year a fit of inspiration struck me while I was putting clothing away, when I realized that while this might be the easiest method of sorting someone else’s clothing, it is literally the least efficient setup for getting dressed in the morning.
That evening I reorganized my dresser, and now I have one drawer that hold 10 shirts and 6 pants, all suitable to wear to work, underwear, some of my socks and one sweater. Another drawer has exercise leggings, running shirts and skirts, sweatshirts, sports bras and sweat-wicking socks. Another is pajamas and warm fluffy socks, and winter socks and sweaters have their own home.
Basically anytime other than Shabbat and occasions that require dressing up I only need to open one drawer, and when I do open that drawer I am faced with a very limited selection of options, which makes the early morning much easier. (I also use the Konmari method of folding clothes, which means I can see everything in the drawer at a glance, and also increases my minimalist credit 😉 )
So there you go, if you like the idea give it a try and let me know it if works for you.
And if you have a favorite strategy for simplifying life, leave a comment and share it with the rest of us!
Hi! I’m Havva Mahler, a practitioner of Chinese medicine: acupuncture, Chinese herbs, reflexology, tuina, sotai and a bunch of other words you’ve probably never heard of 🙂
I also spend a lot of time thinking and learning about human behavior, because so much of our health is dependent on our actions.
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