Coming fresh from my most recent wrestle with my stuff in the US, I’m thinking about what I have, why I have more than I need, and why it’s hard to pare down.* This little TED lesson† has some interesting ideas to consider, plus funky animation. It can be yours to view in exchange for 4:35 minutes.
How about you? Do you feel like you understand your relationship with your stuff? If you think that relationship would benefit from a change, does it seem like what’s needed is a minor repair or a major overhaul?
*Always when we return from Spain I have ambitious plans to go through and get rid of things, especially stuff stored in the barn. We usually get some downsizing done before other activities move to the front burner, and the mental pressure lessens. It ramps up again when we’re packing up to rent the house, but the closer we get to departure, the less time we have for deliberation. We end up again in “let’s deal with this later” mode.
†TED Ed videos are younger cousins to TED talks: shorter, animated, and usable as lessons. At the ed.ted.com website there are questions you can answer after viewing. Their library explores a wide range of fascinating topics.
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