If you look back and take a look at my last post about winter hibernation/being human and how I kind of let things go a little bit over the winter then you will know that minimalism is a lifestyle. It’s not a one and done process. Letting go is also an art (which is why no professional organizer or minimalist writer/speaker/guru/extraordinaire would every suggest you start with the sentimental items…start with something that is not linked to emotions like bath towels or shampoo and soap).
The only way that you do get better at this art like with most art is by practicing. Minimalism is a lifestyle. Be patient with yourself and don’t expect to get everything done in one day. It took a lifetime to gather everything around you its gonna take some work to undo that.
As Kristen Bell’s therapist Harry once said, “Don’t walk ten miles into a forest and expect to get out in five.” Now what does that have to do with minimalism? If it took you 10 years to accumulate everything don’t expect it to take a weekend to get control of it. Its going to take a lot of hard work but in the end it will be worth it. I posted the interview with Kristen Bell on the simple happy life Facebook page so if you want to gain some other nuggets of wisdom go check that out.