Letting go physically and emotionally is not always easy. From Cynthia Braun, read 4 reasons that keep you stuck in your space and then be ‘ok’ with letting them go – for your good – for your good Feng Shui.
Having trouble letting go? I tend to work with clients with this issue almost every day – this is a very common organizing challenge. In Feng Shui, we need energy to freely flow through our spaces; enriching our lives and nourishing our souls. Clutter and stuff symbolize stagnant energy and tend to keep us stuck where we are, keeping us from moving forward. However, letting go is not always easy. But with Feng Shui, letting go is a great first step to increase the Chi, or energy, in a home.
When you are stuck, it takes time to let the stuff and essentially the blockages go! To gain some control over clutter management and to increase Chi in a space – home or office – consider these thoughts:
- Sentimentality – We hold on to things for sentimental reasons. Be selective about what you keep. Take photos to remember and give the physical objects to appreciative recipients.
- Familiarity – We keep things because they are familiar and comfortable. If they have outlived their purpose, then consider releasing them.
- Questioning – We don’t take time to ask questions about our possessions. Things enter our lives, are barely used, collect dust and take up space. Ask yourself, “Has it overstayed its welcome?” If so, let your things move on.
- Rationalizing – We keep things because we might need them someday. That time may never arrive and the items become both mind and space clutter.
There is a huge difference between truly needing something and keeping it ‘just because you have always had it.’ Be sure you critically look at your space regularly – especially when you are feeling a bit or a lot stuck. Ask yourself the tough questions – do I need it and does it serve me? If there is any hesitation, then it might be time to let go and breathe new.
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