Emotional Attachment to ‘Things’

We all know our things do not make us who we are. So why are we so attached to them? This is my first dilemma of the Minimalism Game. 

I’m struggling this morning to part with the items I’ve selected for Day 2. Two vintage mirrors have lived in our basement since we bought our house 4 years ago. On several occasions, I’ve thought about updating & using them for our home decor. I’ve just never gotten around to it.

Now that they are posted on a local buy & sell group for ‘free’ giveaway, I’m feeling an odd sense of regret. As if I’m missing out by giving them away. Why?! I’ve never felt this passionate to use them, until now. 

Somehow this month, I need to learn to accept that I am going to be just fine without my things. If I’m having this type of emotional response on Day 2, I can only imagine what the rest of the month may bring.

Here’s to learning detachment, in all areas of our lives!  

 

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