There are many reason people hold onto things that can be defined by their personalities, often reflected in their astrology and numerology charts. Reasons can include sentimentality, attachment issues, fear they might need the item one day, separation anxiety, OCD, other.
Fear, as always is the key.
Your work area can be defined as your computer desk area, the place you do other work, or the space you create around yourself on all levels in which you function. You have a work area 'above' and one 'below'. That which is below mirrors that which is above. That which is 'without' is a reflection of that which is 'within'. To know who you are is to take the time to evaluate your life and throw out what you do not want to bring into your future.
While studying human behavior, one discovers that there are people who have a tendency to throw things away, while others are happy living in clutter. A psychic, back in the 1980's, told me she called this the Pack Rat Effect, a name that has remained with me through the years I have read clients.
I have discovered that people who suffer from scattered thinking, emotional problems linked to confusion, often reflect those patterns in the way they keep their homes - things scattered about, incomplete, and generally not the healthiest environment physically, emotionally and spiritually, to understand reality.
Many live in the same home for years. When the time comes to move, it is a long tedious process that can force the issue of 'letting go'. After all, isn't reality all about change and releasing.
Many believe that when you let something go, your soul will attract something new, and hopefully better, to replace it. Often that is the case, not always, as sometimes the soul is too tired to create a new venue.
Do you ever get the urge to 'clean closets'? Does it make you feel good to throw things away that are outworn and outmoded? It happens to all of us as we go through life making a fresh start 'time' after 'time'.
It is part of the healing process.
It is part of the awareness process.
It reinvents you.
It takes a lot of work, especially when your 'stuff' has accumulated over a lifetime.
At the end of the day, as 'time' marches on, everything has to be let go.
You can't take it with you.
As for me, I can't live in an environment, yet alone do my work, unless everything is in place. I tend to throw things out. Downsizing seems to be the key, especially as the program comes to a close.
Keep it simple and user friendly.
Why We Save Stuff - the Endowment Effect Live Science - July 2, 2008
For some reason, this takes me to young children who say, "It's mine!"
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