Yesterday, you considered all the collections, hobbies, and interests for which you’ve accumulated stuff. Today, box up the stuff for one of these interests or hobbies that you no longer participate in.
If you are uncomfortable getting rid of this box of stuff right away, you can hold onto it for three more months. See if you can rally your time, energy, and attention to pursue an active engagement with this stuff.
If you thought you were going to quilt but you never got further than cutting a few squares of fabric; if you thought you would join a remote control club for racing cars, but you only directed your car around your yard for 10-minutes; if you thought you’d convert a corner of your basement into a pottery studio because you loved the pottery class you took through community education – be easy on yourself and release your expectations.
Today, focus on boxing up the materials from a single interest unless you have time to work on two interests. However, you may find this stuff difficult to go through because you, at one time, connected this stuff with how you perceived yourself.
Susan Caplan McCarthy
I'm Susan, a writer and teacher developing a second career as a Decluttering Coach.