Ever tried to get organized and then got stuck? Don't feel bad, it happens to a lot of people.
But it's not because organizing is hard. The process is actually simple. What makes it feel so hard are the emotions. And if you're not a skillful decision-maker, this process is going to feel worse than a root canal.
One of the biggest emotions making organizing feel impossible is fear. Fear that if you get rid of something, you'll desperately need it again. I want you to learn how to make empowered decisions easier so keep reading to learn how to conquer that fear for good!
Practice Makes Perfect
The actual process of organizing is basic. You gather your stuff, put like things together, decide if you want them, and put what you want to keep away in a designated spot.
But decision-making is a skill. And if you're not confident about making your own decisions, this process is going to feel really hard. Like taking a master yoga class when you haven't so much as stretched a finger in the past 5 years hard.
That's okay. You just need practice making decisions. The more you use the skill, the more confident you'll feel. And since the average home has over 300,000 items, you'll be a master decision maker by the end!
And let's be honest, if you're worried about tossing something out that you haven't used in at least a year, the chances are you won't need it again.
Instead, your ego is just creating an irrational fear to get you to stop making a smart decision. The ego doesn't like change, it fears change so it creates scenarios for you to keep something.
Except, what item in your wardrobe is so necessary you couldn't buy a replacement? And wouldn't you know you needed it? In fact, in a recent poll, it was found that Americans thought they were neglecting up to 43% of their wardrobe. The reality is we're not wearing up to 82% of our wardrobe!
I love organizing because the process teaches us how to trust our intuition. Our gut knows if we really need something.
The more we use the process, the easier it is to make smart, love-based decisions. And to keep our ego from making fear-based decisions
And most things can be replaced these days. If you're still struggling to begin the process, hire a professional organizer who can help teach you the process and help guide and support you through the tough decisions.