Clutter can take many forms. Sometimes it is physical, like the papers on my desk or the junk in your house. Sometimes it is emotional. This post is about letting it go.
Today’s the day I tell you about one of my failings. I have a hard time letting go of some things. Read on for my true confession and more. Coaches are certainly not perfect people. I will tell you what I am doing to overcome this failing too.
So here’s my confession:
So choose a day of the week that works for you, and then maybe even just a half-hour of that day, and start your task. First make a brief list of anybody you know who may want something you have been holding on to. Ask them once and if they say no, it’s time to A) Donate the item somewhere, if it’s something practical B) Chuck it in the trash. Remember that it’s only a thing. It isn’t really vitally connected to the person, time or place you have convinced yourself it helps you keep alive. You will continue to keep these alive in your memory.
If your clutter and disorganization issues are extreme, perhaps you need a professional organizer to help? Don’t wait till you are buried in things that impede your enjoyment of your living space and your life. Now is the time to let go of whatever holds you back, physical and concrete, or emotional.
Will you share with me what you have been hanging on to? You may do it as a response to this blog, or in a private message. Do you need some help letting go and building something new? Do you need help figuring out how to honor your past by creating some meaningful rituals that will also help you heal and live more successfully? I’m all ears.