June 30

SHED – Part 3

Posted by lori . 12 Comments


I working my way through the book, SHED Your Stuff, Change Your Life by Julie Morgenstern.

The idea behind the book is that “SHED is a transformative process for letting go of things that represent the past so you can grow and move forward. The four steps of SHED (Separate the Treasures, Heave the Trash, Embrace Your Identity, Drive Yourself Forward) provide a framework for proactively managing change, transition, and the feeling of being stuck and unsure. By releasing the defunct, extraneous, and burdensome objects and obligations that are weighing you down, you create the space to discover what’s next and gather the energy and courage to move forward.”

Small SHED

Last week, I came up with my theme. The theme is a “broad goal or feeling; an overarching simple expression of the adventure you’d like to be on.” My theme is Caring, Artistic & Free.

SHED - Part 3

This week, my “assignment” was to examine three areas of my life and decide where to start the SHED process. The first area was my physical space; the second area was my time; the third area was bad habits.

You can begin in any area, but Julie recommends starting with your physical space because it is tangible and by clearing physical clutter, you give yourself a good foundation for navigating the trickier areas of time and bad habits. I’m going to take that advice.

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12 Responses to " SHED – Part 3"

  • Yikes we just had a massive clear out so our physical space has just grown. Have a marvellous Monday.
    Best wishes Molly

  • Daisy says:

    We keep clearing out–but then add more stuff!

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

  • Kat says:

    Grrr…commented once, but my computer ate it 😐 Anyway, really needing this guidance…right now just living vicariously through you…have been trying to start with cleaning up my physical space for a while now…hence my 2013 word ‘simplify’…

  • Patty says:

    Good luck!!! I really do like living with less, but there is still that I need to purge.

  • I am horrible with shedding stuff. I want to keep everything. However, last year when we moved I did a great job at getting rid of stuff.

    Behaviour change is so hard, it is so great that you dedicate so much time to it!

    Have a great day,

  • Finn says:

    You can come over and shed stuff from my house if you’d like more practice! Just kidding. Looking forward to reading about the process…

  • It is kind of hard to be tidy in our little gnome houses in England, LOL.
    Lynne x

  • Sue Taylor says:

    We have so much junk but my husband is a hoarder and doesn’t consider it junk grr I would love someone to come and sort us out lol


  • Madi and mom says:

    this is a Very ambitious assignment. Good luck I look forward to your results.
    I am about to start going through my parents home…lots of things to sort

  • houndstooth says:

    After going through my dad’s farm auction, I have a whole new appreciation for purging stuff! I’ll just say that you can accumulate a whole lot of stuff in forty years. I’m glad you’re doing this series!

  • Fern Reed says:

    I have seen a TV show about her book and Sheding!!! I really really need to shed stuff!!!!! Some much of the stuff is sewing stuff and I hate the thought I’ll never use this wonderful stuff ever again!!! So
    I keep it!!

  • I really need to purge as well, but I just seem to keep accumulating more storage options! I’m a sucker for a bargain that can be restored and then I like the bit of furniture so much I keep it and put more stuff in it. And it’s really difficult to decide what is trash and what is treasure. I’ll be following your progress with interest!

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