I was just reading the latest post from Becoming Minimalist which is titled The Life-Freeing Nature of Forgiveness. This post speaks about forgiving others for past indiscretions and moving on. How does that relate to decluttering you ask, well let me explain.
How many items do you have loitering about your home that haven’t been evicted yet simply because they owe you something. You know the ones you wasted your good hard earned money on but they never lived up to your expectations. Now you just can’t let them go because you may eventually come up with a way to extract their worth from them and justify the initial expense. There is a cure for this problem.
Admit that you should not have bought these items in the first place
Forgive yourself for wasting your money on them.
Promise yourself you will not be so wasteful in the future and move on.
Extinguish your guilt by letting these items go to someone who will get the use out of them that you didn’t.
Don’t make the same mistake again by shopping more thoughtfully in the future.
Being the perpetrator of an offence can be painful being the victim at the same time is doubly so.
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