In the new episode of Awareness Addicts, the show’s host, Dr. Gala Gorman, discusses the negative effects of clutter. Letting go of possessions can be hard at times. There are always things that people hold onto “just in case.” But what is the effect of all that clutter? What purpose is it actually serving? We may be able to get away with it for a while. But eventually, the consequences will mount.
In a recent article from ABC7 in New York, firefighters are trained not only to deal with fires, but also hoarding conditions. Chief Frank Rosciano of the FDNY says, “It seems to be more of the norm that we’re finding apartments that are completely cluttered.” The clutter problem is becoming so prevalent, training for firefighters is extremely critical.
In the episode, listeners will:
- Recognize the ways hoarding affects everyone
- Learn how to let go of the things that might be holding them back
- Understand why people tend to accumulate possessions and hold onto unnecessary things
Hoarding might seem like a severe example, but holding onto unnecessary things for potential “rainy days” can be harmful in other ways. As Dr. Gorman says, “What happens when we resist letting go of something? It can cause stress or other harm. It can even show up as health issues. Congestion can manifest itself in so many ways in our lives. In Chinese philosophy, Feng Shui applies not only to our space but our body as well. So, if the energy is not flowing in our space because we’ve got a lot of clutter, it spills over into our physical presence.”
In this episode of Awareness Addicts, the show’s host talks about letting go of what no longer serves us. If left to build, treasured possessions become an unmanageable accumulation of stuff. Hoarding shows up in our lives in obvious … and not so obvious … ways.
For those interested in tuning into this show visit: AA 0016: How to Stop the Negative Effects of Clutter
In this episode of Awareness Addicts, we will become aware of how we resist letting go of what no longer serves us. Hoarding is an extreme example, but it doesn’t have to escalate to the point of becoming a diagnosable mental condition to cause you stress or harm. Don’t think this applies to you? Consider this … hoarding shows up in life in ways that you may not initially recognize.