This isn’t just true for material things. It is also true for the internal messages you have acquired in life that need to go because they no longer serve you well. As children, we pack our bags with life experiences, both pleasant and unpleasant, and as adults it’s our job to unpack our bags. It takes work to dig through those past experiences to get to the heart of what motivates us. Even as we discover our places of hurt, anger or even trauma, we still want to hold on to what’s familiar. The familiar is more comfortable than the new and unknown, even if that new way of being might be beneficial. Try to recognize when it’s time to let go so there’s room for the new. Embrace your new self, lightened of the load of all those things you acquired along the way.