Not all things hold the same value. Not monetary value, not sentimental value, nor usefulness value. Just because we have things in our space also doesn't mean it needs to be there because it is expensive, because it once meant something to us, or because it used to be a useful thing.
Part of the exhaustion we face in our field of education is waste fatigue. There is just so much stuff all the time. We spent so much time thinking about it's use, feeling guilty for not using it, spending so much time thinking thinking thinking and attaching emotion to something that doesn't need so much attention and mental space.
How can we get past this? How can we clear our minds of all the things we need to think about or take care of?
1. Take a step back and look at things with a clear perspective, and ask yourself: what value does this really hold for me?
2. Take the emotion out of it. Assessing value is much quicker to do when you can think objectively.
3. Think ahead to how you want to feel when you have less cluttering your mental and physical spaces.
Reducing stress due to too much is what we all need to focus on if we want to be our best, in whatever capacity that needs to be.