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Guilt Fueled Hoarding: Are You A Victim?

April 14, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 117

The accumulation of clutter can be caused by a need to justify wastefulness. Over the years, possessions have been bought that are no longer useful or needed but they still lurk in homes, taking up vital space. Many people find it difficult to do away with such items, be it furniture, clothes or toys, simply because hard-earned cast was spent - or wasted - on their acquisition. Hence the concept of Guilt Fueled Hoarding begins. People find it difficult to part with their unwanted possessions because it makes them feel guilty for wasting money.

If you find yourself in this situation, there is one cure: RELINQUISH YOURSELF OF ALL GUILT! Not only is guilt a wasted, time-consuming emotion, it can quickly create stress and anxiety, which can be difficult to overcome.

Let's face facts: it is probably true that you have wasted money on belongings that are no longer - or never have been - used. Turn this situation into a positive one and consider all the space you will reclaim if you get rid of this clutter. You are now taking control of the situation, rather than allowing it and the associated guilt control you.

Some more good can come out of this situation. You can donate your clutter to charities that can truly benefit from it! Alternatively, you could choose to make some money and sell your unwanted possessions at a car boot sale or over the Internet. You could choose another 'green' method of disposal and take items to your local recycling centre. All these options could soon result in lots more space around your home as well as giving you a feel-good boost!

If your Guilt Gremlins are still causing you concern, try to imagine how you would feel to live in the freed up space and a more organised home. Elated? Fulfilled? Relaxed? Less stressed? Great feelings, aren't they? If you put your mind to it, blocked out the unnecessary guilt and got on with de-cluttering your home, this is how you could feel! So go for it, you've nothing to lose but lots of space, harmony, happiness and a peaceful home to gain!

Overcoming your de-cluttering issues and its associated guilt will empower you to release the negative pressure it is putting on your well-being. On completion, you will feel invigorated, cleansed and, most importantly, in control of yourself and your surroundings.

Start your journey today - achieve confidence, balance and joy.

Tracey Wall is a professional personal coach and director of Empowering Mums. Empowering Mums enables mums to live their dreams and aspirations, to become confident, balanced, fulfilled and happy women. We work by supporting and encouraging mums to take ownership of their lives, make positive changes, fulfill their potential and live their lives to the full, achieving life-long ambitions and goals in all aspects of their life. Become the woman you strive to be and live with intention, not regret! Contact Empowering Mums today on 01606 785 357 or visit for more information.

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