Do you sometimes feel overwhelmed with the task of cleaning up your home? Are your rooms cluttered with stuff that you haven’t used in months, or even years – but you just can’t make up your mind to get rid of all that stuff?
Compulsive hoarding is something that can get out of control, and if you want to life a more happy and fulfilled life again, then you have to address this issue as soon as possible. Many people are not even aware that this is a real medical condition known as disposophobia or pathological hoarding.
Tips to Overcome Compulsive Hoarding Many times, hoarders keep objects because they think that they might need them one day. And of course, that is true – they very well COULD need them one day. And why should they throw away the thing they already have, or sell it?
Well, a good way to decide whether to get rid of something is to go through every single item and ask yourself: have I used this in the past 12 months?
If not, in most cases you should throw it away and get rid of it once and for all. Because it is not just taking up physical space in your room, but also emotional and mental space in your mind.
Also, if you have more than one item of the same kind, get rid of one. You don’t need two television sets and four toasters.
And if you are afraid of throwing away something because it is of too much value for the garbage, but you do not want to deal with selling it – just donate it for charity. That way, you will definitely put it to good use. There are many charitable organizations that are in need of donations to help the less fortunate.
Also, realize that it will not be the end of the world if you throw something away and three years down the road find out that you could have used it now. It is a lot better if you learn to let go of things and free yourself from the fear of not being able to afford something in the future, than it is to having to cling to every little item in your life.
There are also experts and companies who can help you to get rid of your stuff, so that you are not confronted with this task alone.
Nevertheless, keep in mind that physically getting rid of things is just one part of the equation. The part that is much harder is to emotionally and mentally let go of all these things. Otherwise, you will quickly start to accumulate a whole bunch of stuff again in your house and things will be the same real quick.
And that is where hypnosis comes into play. You can overcome your compulsion to hoard things when you allow yourself to fully experience the emotions that underlie disposophobia, and then find better alternatives to respond and deal with these emotions.