If you look at an unread stack of books that you intended to read long ago, and feel “bad”, pass the pile along. If you are “happy” at the prospect of reading them, keep the books.
Our belongings elicit emotions. Our emotions dictate how we feel about ourselves, how we treat others and how effective we are.
TIP: If you say “I should keep this”, it may signify you do not really want to save it.
- For items you “can’t” get rid of yet, box them up with a post-it reminding you to open the box 1 year from today.