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Is It Hard To Let Go Of Some Things?

Maybe you're a hoarder

BY YAZA Nigeria Team

Aug 13, 2021, 12:40 PM

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There are some things that are sentimental and you can never get rid of. No matter how old the shirt is and that it can't fit anymore that's not enough for you to let go. You want to hold on to it to the very end. But could this be turning into something else that's not healthy?

The inability to throw things out can even get worse when something tragic in one's life happens like someone very close passing away. When my friend's mother died there were some of her possessions, in particular, she could never bring herself to let go of. For a while, she was surrounded by clutter until she realized something was wrong. 

She spoke to someone about it, and it was determined that she was a hoarder. It wasn’t as extreme as some cases, but however, you may have crossed into hoarder land - sometimes it happens without you even realizing it.

So hoarding... What Is It Anyway?

ADAA (Anxiety and Depression Association of America) defines hoarding as the persistent difficulty discarding or parting with possessions, regardless of their actual value.
Remember: It's common to save some things because they could come in useful in the future or they are special. Hoarding is when your need to keep things mostly causes you distress or interferes with your day-to-day life.
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