Decluttering is an emotional process.
Everything we keep has a reason, either we keep it out of fear – the “I may need this” or “I don’t have enough money to replace it” mentality, or maybe we keep things out of guilt: “my best friend gave me this, I should keep it.” And we even keep things because we want to portray ourselves a certain way.
When we declutter, we have to face those feelings and most of the time, decluttering is very emotionally exhausting. When you learn how to process those emotions, you have the tools you need to declutter effectively.
You will still feel those feelings, but you’ll be able to work through them and really determine for yourself if they are true and many times come to the point where you can let things go and not be overwhelmed by remorse.
We need the tools to process our emotions.
When we were given items, the giver or the previous owner did not want those items to be a burden to you. You can still honor the giver and love them, and not have to have all those items in your possession.
I recently did a webinar with Van Hagestad, which you can view here:
Van and I teamed up and created a video mini-course to shed light on why these items are so difficult to get rid of, and how to work through any thoughts and feelings that come up through your decluttering process.
Van has personally guided so many through difficult times in their lives, find peace and understand reasons behind certain actions and I am confident that anyone who takes time to listen to this process will benefit greatly in all areas of their lives.
This is a mini video course, when you purchase, you will be emailed with registration information, and then have access to all the videos immediately, as well as access the rest of the decluttering courses in Practical Simplicity.
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