For those items that drain your energy or cause pain but aaaggghhh, you can’t let ’em go because you feel guilty, here is a simple remedy from soul-declutterer Lauren Rosenfeld.
What’s the first step in a decluttering project?
- Sort things into categories
- Throw our hands up in despair
- Give the clutter and ourselves some love
Though you’ll likely to want to do a or b, I’m suggesting that c is the best way to go.
When we look at our own clutter, so many emotions can arise ~ frustration, exhaustion, even shame.
And though we can certainly move forward into decluttering from those emotions, it is much more sustainable ~ for your energy, for your self-care, for lasting change ~ to begin with love.