What do you do when you’re trying to ignore an important job that needs to be done? Something like a tax return or a large project that you really should get started on?
Everyone has their displacement activities: I practise my flute diligently or cook complex and time-consuming meals. Tim tidies.
It occurred to me that in fact, one person’s important job could well be another person’s displacement activity. I hate tidying, and will find practically anything to do rather than that, but Tim is drawn to it like a magnet.
So much so, that this has happened:
Yes. A number of the shelves have been arranged by gradated colour. We have fiction books, non-fiction books and CDs. So far.
There are downsides to living with a very tidy person, but that’s for another day. Let’s celebrate the ordered mind with this lovely creation.
And again, I believe we can put those wallpaper plans on hold.