"I have struggled with letting things go for years. Family members' comments and judgments have not helped. Your focus on one thing at a time, no blaming yourself, asking if this is part of your life now and recognizing letting things go can bring up strong emotions and that is okay. Giving yourself time and space to experience them but not lock on to them. Let them flow past."
I love this email I received from one of my blog readers. She is being very kind with herself in the process of letting go.
Sometimes very strong emotions come up during clutter busting. It helps to expect them. And it helps to be compassionate with yourself when you feel them. Like she said, "Let them flow past." They may be uncomfortable. But they are not hurting you. You are releasing them so they will finally leave you alone.