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Are you too attached to your stuff? Psychology of Ownership

If you are having trouble letting go of items, possibly you may be TOO ATTACHED, this is a great post on Constantly Curious about the Psychology of Ownership –

  • Our sense of ownership is established early
  • The Endowment Effect – we value items more once we own them
  • Hoarding Disorder – people are protective of their possessions
  • “Satisfying about holding an object in our hands & calling it our own”

Why are we so attached to our things?

Why do we form such strong attachments to our things? Let's take a look at the psychology of ownership:

Posted by Constantly Curious on Wednesday, December 13, 2017

When I work with clients, one of the challenges is finding ways to help them let stuff go.  Yesterday I worked with a client in his 80’s who has lots of books and records, but will only let them go if he can pass them on to someone physically.  He is “overly” attached to his possessions.

Hope you find this short video interesting …

Take care & remember YOU are the most important ingredient in your life …

Mary J Harnan BBus, Owner – founder – allsorter – 3a home sorting specialist

Aging Specialist, Hoarding Specialist & CD Specialist from ICD, Expert Member of AAPO (Aust Assoc of Prof Organisers), ICD Certificates in Life Transitions, ADD, Mental Health Issues

Based in Balwyn North, Vic, I have sorted 100’s of homes & helped 100’s of clients

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