THE DECLUTTERING EMOTIONAL ARC
The process of decluttering can trigger some extreme emotions – fear, loss, shame, guilt. It can also make one feel like a rockstar bad-ass superhero capable of taking on the world and its mother. That bit generally comes at the end. The beginning and middle are often more complex. Here’s what you can expect.
Tomorrow is another day. And the day after that. And the day after that…
I’m so afraid of what I’ll find. What will I find? WHAT WILL I FIND!!
Ya know, this isn’t so bad after all. It’s actually kind of theraputic.
My closet is really bare. It’s REALLY bare. IT’S REALLY BARE!!!
Look, I’ll just take these 65 things. The rest can go.
O.K. Weak moment. Forget I said that. I suppose it’s best to keep going until it’s finished.
Hurrah! I can see the carpet again. It’s blue? Really? Since when?