Some people hoard everything – you read about them in the newspaper when someone discovers a house filled to the ceiling with old newspapers, piles of trash, and every belonging they ever acquired. Most hoarders, however, appear quite normal, except for that one bit of odd behavior. Alcoholics and addicts tend to hoard their supplies. People with eating problems may hide or hoard certain foods. Misers hoard money. Even when it’s not hurting anyone else, it can be self-damaging and it can cause us to feel ashamed. Freeing yourself from hoarding can change your life.
Action: Take a look for areas in your life in which you feel the need to “hoard” – your relationship, your time, your money. Consider how you might free yourself up from the bondage of hoarding. Take a step.