Monday, 21 March 2016

Unearthing my relationship with money ~ Decluttering

When decluttering this week do not think that because you spent money on something previously, but you no longer like it or you no longer have a use for it, that you should feel guilty for getting rid of it. Use this formula and this formula alone:
"If it does not bring you joy get rid of it!" Thank you Marie Kondo! 
That's it. Now you might think 'but it used to bring me happiness'. Think about that, did it REALLY bring you joy and make you want to incorporate it into your life OR did you simply enjoy or seek out an excuse to spend money, even on an item that didn't really speak to you? You must try to identify the difference and then go on to further explore why you feel that need to simply spend in the first place. There will be a reason or two behind it.

Another thing to keep in mind when decluttering this week: Do not adopt the mindset that everything is replaceable. That defeats the purpose to begin with, and that is to create a space that is comforting and joyful and fuels your creativity with negativity lurking in the corner in the form of a pile of stuff, or the pile of crap feelings you get every time you think about that pile of stuff. Go back to the formula and apply it to whatever it is and make your decision based on that and that alone. Be rid of all that no longer serves you, either practically or on a metaphysical level. End of story!

It's your life! Curate it how you'd like.


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