Similar to self-harming, traumatized persons may create "a problem" for themselves in order to avoid their real anxiety or trauma. Facing their real issues may be too difficult for them, so they "create" a kind of "artificial" problem (in their case, hoarding) and prefer to battle with it rather than determine, face, or do something about their real anxieties.

Similar to self-harming, traumatized persons may create "a problem" for themselves in order to avoid their real anxiety or trauma. Facing their real issues may be too difficult for them, so they "create" a kind of "artificial" problem (in their case, hoarding) and prefer to battle with it rather than determine, face, or do something about their real anxieties.

I find this to be the first thing to conquer in all of my projects. Before coming up with cute and functional way to organize our stuff, perhaps we should spend some time considering whether or not we really need or want all of it in the first place.

My biggest struggle. Clutter is no more than postponed decisions. Let's clear it!! There's a cost factor if you don't. This Clutter Countdown Challenge has been great to do with others. #organize

My biggest struggle. Clutter is no more than postponed decisions. Let's clear it!! There's a cost factor if you don't. This Clutter Countdown Challenge has been great to do with others. #organize

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