March 23, 2021
I am almost at the end of a month of downsizing, having made the decision to move from a large house I don’t need any more, to something more cosy. It has actually been harder, and more stressful, than I thought it would be to downsize all the things I have bought, collected, been gifted and made over the years.
We feel emotional stress when downsizing because we may be sad to leave memories behind, or because we are worried about the change. It could be because there is guilt from family about leaving the place that holds their childhood memories, or it could be embarrassment as the need to downsize is financial. For me it was parting with beautiful things that I just don’t need anymore! Whatever the reason, as I found out, don’t underestimate the impact or the time it takes to do well!
So what did I learn on this journey…………..
The downsizing journey is just that…….a journey. Give yourself time, space and a positive outlook and hopefully it will be less traumatic than it could be. Oh and have plenty of chocolate on hand!!!!