I got this great tip from one of my fellow Ladies in our Ladies Who Launch business incubator a few weeks
ago. Zorha told me that she likes to put on headphones and listen to music while she's going through piles or boxes of stuff.
The entertainment value helps the time go by, of course, but the headphones also serve to isolate her from the things she's handling and that makes it easier for her to release them. When she's in her own little musical world, she feels detached from everything else around her.
If you find it hard to get rid of stuff because of all the associations and reminders and emotions it brings with it, try a little music and tune out.
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