When I was reading this part of the book it resonated with me a lot with doing the decluttering challenge with Marcia.
The great Aristotle said all human behaviour is motivated by at least one of these seven elements: chance, nature,compulsion, habit , reason, passion and desire. Seven reasons why we hang onto stuff.
Chance- It might come in handy one someday.
Nature- I'll be able to wear it again when I lose weight.
Compulsion- I lived through the Depression.
Habit- I 'm just a saver.
Reason- Its too good to get rid of.
As soon as I through it out , I'll wish I had it.
I'll fix it someday.
Passion- I received it as a gift.
Desire- I wouldnt get rid of that if my life depended on it.
Now you can catch yourself and think twice, thus changing automatic behaviour into deliberate behaviour.
I just found this to many reason why I keep clutter.
So for the decluttering challenge today I got rid of two big bags of clothing that is too small for me or my daughter. We still have a lot more to go through and get rid of but at least it is a start in the right direction.
If you are Canadian have a great long weekend!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!