Today we take a look at your holding space.
The Holding Space contains items that you haven’t used in the past year or no longer fit or you do not love.
We will follow a step-by-step process to approach the items in your Holding Space.
Step 1 – Review your Goal
What goal did you set yesterday? Read it, feel it, own it.
Step 2 - Go to Your Chosen Location
Go to the location you selected Wednesday.
Step 3 – Create 3 zones: “Holding Space,” “Donate” and “Trash”
Use bins or just pieces of paper to mark the zones.
Step 4 – Set your timer for 15-30 minutes MAX
Decide on your time and stick to it.
Step 5 - Grab & Drop
Pick-up 1 item and ONE ITEM ONLY and go through this series of questions:
Answer QUICKLY, this isn’t rocket science.
Be HONEST. You will get more out of this if you are brutally honest with yourself.
Step 6 - STOP – When the Timer Goes Off
REALLY!!!! STOP!!!! I don’t care if you are in a groove. I don’t care if you are having fun. STOP!!!!
Step 7 – Place Donate Items Into Box/Bag for Future Handling
We will review how to handle donations in a future post.
Step 9 – Place “Holding Space” Items
Anything in the “Holding Space” zone, place them in your “Holding Space” you created Wednesday. Each week, we will continue to visit the Holding Space.
Step 10 - Reflect & Congratulate
Give yourself a pat on the back. You did it!!! Was this hard? Was this easy? Are you sad about the items you placed in the “Donation” or “Holding Space”? Just reflect on how it all went. Don’t make any of it good or bad. Just observe.
Tomorrow – WrapUp, Reflect & Forward Plan
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