How to Stay Positive During a Move

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Toxic Thought #2: "We Have Too Much Junk"

Cluttered room.

Why do we keep every birthday card, every little gift, every random purchase? We are pathetic pack rats.

*Positive Re-Frame*: How lucky we are--these objects are artifacts of a life where friends and family send cards and gifts, we have the ability to buy things that we enjoy, and we care enough about these things to have kept them until now. If we no longer need some objects that we once thought were important, we can give them away to someone who does. Even if we put old cards into the recycle bin, we are still keeping all of the love and thoughtfulness that went into them in the first place. This move is a chance to remember, a chance to give, and a chance to hold onto only that which is truly important.

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