I was talking on the phone with a client and she said "I'm
overwhelmed. I want to get rid of my clutter, but I feel stuck. What
should I do?"
I told her that you can be overwhelmed and clutter bust. They can happen at the same time.
the midst of feeling crappy and and wanting to give up, we can start
the clutter busting. The feelings are telling us we can't. But they are a
trick of the mind. Those thoughts are caused by living amidst the
clutter. They are the side-effects of living with stuff we no longer
care about. The antidote is beginning the clutter busting.
you pick a place and start asking of each thing, "Do I actually need
you, or can I let you go?", the feelings of being stuck may still be
there, but they will begin to diminish. You're reducing the source of
your suffering. As the stuff goes, the heavy anguish goes, and you begin
to get yourself back!
(This was an oldie but a goodie repost).