skip to Main Content

Reverb10 – Day 5: Let go

December 5 – Let Go.

What (or whom) did you let go of this year? Why?

(Author: Alice Bradley)

I let go of clutter

I am a giant pack-rat, and one of my challenges for last year was to let go of clutter, both objects and emotional.

Letting go of clutter – objects

I did quite some progress here. It all started earlier in 2009, when I had to move back from the US to Europe. When I left, I filled an entire trash bag with stuff I did not need anymore and another trash bag with clothes to bring to a charity.

Before that,I would keep everything I had. Now I really had to sort out and see what I could take along with me on the flight. I have kept this attitude and started to sort out my things.

By now, I seriously have been thinning out clothes and shoes. Even though I still have too much, I feel that it has become much easier for me to simply throw something away or donate it.

I still face the challenge to sort out my books, and to sort out all the random stuff I have at my parents’ place. That is one of my day zero projects, and it is on that list for a reason 🙂

The first steps have been taken, and I feel that I am progressing bit by bit. Sorting out cupboards, re-organizing and creating more room for the things I really use now feels good to me.

Letting go of clutter – emotional

I only started to try this about two months ago. I would like to attach more value to emotions that are positive and related to the persons I care about, and to drag less negative emotions with me of situations that actually do not matter and persons who do not contribute to my life.

I hope I can report some good progress here in about half a year.

Share with your peers!
This Post Has 0 Comments

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Back To Top

Free Templates for your Research

Sign up here to get access to worksheets for your research that help you have more efficient meetings, reflect on your work, and plan your month. Suitable for anyone from Master’s thesis students to full professors!