Everyone has his or her own little obsessions. Well, so do I and I thought it would be nice to talk about them. Some of them are pointless and perhaps a little bit stupid, others are a true blessing, if I may say.
It is a fact that if I see a notebook, I have to own it. The thing doesn't even has to look good or something. It just has to have empty pages (I especially love pages without lines) and has to fit in my purse. Or in my bigger bag. Or in my suitcase. Or, what the hell, if it fits in my house, that'll be perfect.
I own a lot of notebooks, and a lot of them are still empty. Some of them are too beautiful to write in (to afraid to make a mistake, I hate screwing up the pages). Some of them are just forgotten. Others can't compete with the ones I dó like to use, for reasons I don't even know.
To do lists
As I am a very chaotic person who always forgets everything and has too much going on in her head, I really need a to-do list to help me get somewhere. And that's why I sometimes end up making about five to-do lists a day, never doing anything on the list, just because it's too much, which makes me want to relax instead. Moving everything on to the next day, and the day after that. Ending up with twenty to-do-lists, which end up in the trash.
I did some research on making to-do lists and all the tips I found really seem to help! I used to write down very big steps which couldnt be done in one day and left me dissapointed in myself, but now I try to divide the large steps into different small steps to make it more manageable.
I've always been terrible in throwing things away. I don't want to waste things (keeping in mind that every little thing used to be someone's dream) and I'm constantly afraid that I am going to think of a way to use something after I've thrown it away. This is how I end up with tons of things I don't use (I mostly don't even remember possessing it) and one big mess in my apartment (don't judge).
'I have something with color. With combining colors and to repeatedly use colors. To only use three different colors. Like, in my outfit and my interior. This obsession kind of disturbs me, cause it stands in the way of really being creative with my clothing and my interior decoration. For example, I hate to wear green shoes, with an outfit that hasn't got any green in it. My living room has a blue/turquase carpet, the same color of cushions on the sofa and there are hints of green and brown. I would never put something red or pink or whatever in it, cause that would mean I have to put more items with that color in my living room. And in the end there would be more than three colors.
I love organizing, because it feels like a form of therapy, if you know what I mean. By focussing on the different categories of the stuff I want to organize, I'm clearing my mind and am not thinking about anything else. And besides that, it makes me happy cause I cleaned something up! I especially love organizing my painting-stuff and my make-up. But now that I think of it, it's not really an obsession. If it was, my drawers wouldn't look the way they look now...
Okay, this may sound very weird and psycho, but I have some kind of obsessions with trees. Not that I hug them, or anything like that, but if I hear the word 'tree' or if I see a beautiful tree, or if I see an image of a tree, my heart makes a tiny jump. I don't know why, but in one way or another, they make me happy.
Maybe it has something to do with the fact that I live in a city and don't see that many trees throughout the day.
Who doesn't love this? As a child I loved filling in friendship books or any other random questionnaire. I don't own a lot of fill-in booklets any more, cause I know I eventually just forget them and that would be a waste of money. And paper.
What are your little obsessions? Do you recognize yourself in any of mine?
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