So the second important post I needed to make in relation to what I learnt from 2013 is about hoarding.
At some point, I realised I’d been hoarding quite a bit of shit – physical objects, emotional attachments, social media connections, etc.
It wasn’t doing me any good in terms of moving on with life so I decided to start the long and arduous process of decluttering.
Or so I thought at first.
Decluttering is made much easier when you learn how to set boundaries and learn to let go.
Hence, the rule of thumb which I devised from the process (and which I call Stop Hoarding That Shit Already [SHTSA]):
- If you really needed it, you’d have used it already.
- If you haven’t already used it, you’re never gonna use it.
- If in doubt, throw it out.
Suffice to say it was a great success, so hope it helps you with decluttering your own life too.