Continuing our theme of addressing important areas in our lives, this week’s blog will focus on attending to our homes and reflecting the beauty and care we are taking with ourselves to our physical surroundings. How many of us feel so much better after we clean our houses? It’s funny how such a seemingly small thing can affect us so greatly. But when the place in which we dwell is clean, we can truly enjoy it.
So let’s take it further. Let’s say your home is clean and wonderfully organized. Does your home reflect you? Your style? Your successes? Are you surrounded by things that make you smile? Make you feel comfortable? Hopefully you’ve answered yes to many of these questions. The biggest issue, we find, with these questions is finances. One of us is wishing for a new kitchen in the worst way, but right now it’s just not possible. So how can we feel good about our environments and not limited by our budgets? Or time? Or the energy to tackle that home project? And how do we reflect ourselves in our homes more completely?
One way is to take one room at a time. Close your eyes and imagine what you would like it to look like despite any limitations listed above. After you have that vision, what one small thing can you change to work towards that goal? If you can’t do something big like a new coat of paint or flooring, what little thing can you do? Putting a bowl of fresh fruit on the kitchen counter or a vase of flowers on the dining room table certainly makes us enjoy the space more. So we didn’t get a new kitchen but we found a beautiful copper rooster to hang on the wall and it gives off that country vibe that we’re one day dreaming of.
So create a vision for your spaces, if you do nothing else. Little by little try to bring that vision to life. Make your home into the place of your dreams! Your home should be your safe haven in the world, your respite from the outside, a place where you can truly relax and be comfortable.