People love to save their things. Whether, the item has real value or purpose, or not, it does not matter. The items we posses are a projection of the things we have achieved in our lives, they are the product of our efforts in time. There is no wonder you keep your old beautiful dress in the back of the storage, you have spent hours working, to receive the necessary cash to purchase it. And you will fit in this dress again; you have certainly decided to do so for the last three years. #NeverHappened
In all honesty, all of us have to learn to let go. Items of no purpose should go. The fact is – you won’t bother to go to the basement and open up the boxes to go through them. You have moved past it, and you know it. That is the mindset with which approached the topic and here are the decluttering lessons I learned in the process.
1 – Once You Get Going It Becomes Much Easier Than Expected, Even Joyful
Try to think about all of the stored items you have. It delivers an overwhelming feeling. You could even think you are helpless. You can not even imagine, how much stagnant and negative energies all these items carry. Doesn’t worry about it, we all go through it at the beginning. Once you clear out your wardrobe your mind will have changed.
The whole process could seem as realistic as your ability to lift a whole mountain. I help people that by nature love to hoard and tend to overbuy things, however, the idea of living an organised life has always seemed appealing to them. They feel tired of having huge amounts of clothes in their wardrobe that they never wear. Moreover, lots of their clothes still have tags on it and never have been worn. They feel helpless in the morning because they ‘have nothing to wear’. Most of the times they buy things that do not fit their lifestyle.
Willing to change, my clients reach out to me and we begin decluttering. Once you go through the organisational part, the whole process begins to quickly and smoothly develop. You forget about the things that worried you at the beginning and focus on the actual work.
Not only so but it also feels great, who would’ve guessed that the most important among the decluttering lessons would be the fact that it brings happiness. It truly does. During the process of de-cluttering, you are releasing a lot of free energy by getting rid of the things you are not using.
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2 – Guilt Is Keeping You Hostage
This is a second very common mistake. Just because someone gave you a gift fifteen years ago, doesn’t mean that the item has any value to you. You are not wearing those jeans from 2005. Don’t feel obligated to keep them. The guilt you experience is quite natural, and deeply programmed into our brains. Ignore it, or better yet embrace it and act upon it to declutter your closet.
3 – It Is an Never Ending Process
You might have gotten rid of all the items in your closet, but the process is not ever. Five years later you could find yourself in the same situation, don’t allow yourself to be there again. Decluttering could become an unhealthy mindset. Aim to live in an environment that is clutter-free, and you won’t have to spend a second more to get rid of items which you have no actual use forever again. It’s essential to develop new strategies when going shopping and organising your wardrobe daily.
In all fairness, letting go feels quite good. It is as if a huge load has gone down from your back.
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