I found having women help me helped me let go, smaller sizes I let them keep what they wanted (also great way to "pay" for someone's time) and they gave me a reality check when needed, or great ideas like "take a photo, then let it go." Perfect for more emotional stuff.
Pst! This was also a good time to reassess what BRA's actually fit! Did you know if you gain or loose 10 pounds you could need a new bra size?
My house has never looked better and I feel so free. Literally the weight is off of me. 2 years and I did not have the ability to unpack my house. Our gorgeous kitchen was a disaster zone. My mother came out last week. (Finally! LOL) My brothers flew her out from the other side of Canada, and she did in 2 days what I could not in 2 years. I am so grateful. There is still a lot to do, small boxes of trinkets to unpack, the basement to do, but most of what I see daily is presentable!
I have never had to ask for help, and that is one of the hardest things I ever did. I did mention the 2 years, right?! It was not until I literally could not lift my arms above my head to wash my hair that I asked for help. Last night I dreamt I was swimming, and my arms became temporarily paralysed (thank you ME/CFS symptom) and I drowned because I could not wave arms for help. Ah-hem. Perhaps relevant to my life just a tad, eh?
What are you struggling with this hoilday season? I hope you are surrounded by friends and that you learn a little from my tales. There are Facebook groups and websites out there for any need you may have. I hope my writing is a little light in this world. I may not be able to do much, but I can write, so I try there.