I’m not a psychologist, but today I’m sharing 5 reasons we keep clutter or avoid decluttering. You probably already know that there’s something deeper going on than just the need to “get things cleaned up.” And while it’s not often comfortable to address these issues, it’s incredibly therapeutic, and hopefully this podcast will spark some helpful conversations.
Here’s a quick review of what’s covered in the podcast (to listen, press the “play” button above):
(1) Sometimes we keep things because it’s a way to honor our loved ones.
(2) We sometimes avoid decluttering because we don’t want to face our regrets.
(3) Sometimes the clutter is a physical buffer that helps us to feel emotionally safe.
(4) Clutter shows that we want to be responsible and prepared to serve others.
(5) Clutter helps us to “be a protector.” If we’ve been let down in our lives (by a person, for example), we might decide that we won’t let our “things” down.
I love this quote by Mr. Rogers that says, “If you can mention it, you can manage it.” Today’s podcast might tug at your heart a bit, and it may cause you to take a good hard look at WHY you’re doing some of the things you’re doing. But I promise there’s hope and light at the other end.
Enjoy! And please add your thoughts in the comments. This is meant to be a discussion. 🙂
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