My not-so happy home. Before the new year I took an assessment of my home. At the suggestion of Quadeera Teart, in her “I Am a Celebrity Woman” workbook, I decided to clean up and get organized. First there was the clean up. Then, I looked around and still wasn’t satisfied. Secondly, I moved the big furniture around. Ironically, something was still missing.
I had a flash back moment. Years ago I would fill up the walls of my house with inspirational messages every where. Literally, the kitchen, living room, and my bedroom were an oasis of positive messages.
I wanted some new decor for my living room. The “money matters” millennial in me waited until after the new year. I went to several department stores. After a day of no results I went into Bealle’s outlet. They had all the Christmas items at half-off. Some items were even 70% off. Can we say #winning ?
I purchased some cute pillows (seen above), a throw and some table decor for less than $80. I was satisfied. Now every time I come home I see the word “home.” Magically I relax as soon as I walk through my front door. My soft pleather couch is “my happy place,” no matter what kind of day I have had.
Our Home, Our Attitude
However, I began to think about how our home affects our attitude. So let me asks you again, how happy is your home?
Trouble with us millennials is, we often look to social media to find happiness. Online people can be who they want to be. We then compare and look at what is missing from our own lives instead of analyzing what we really desire to make us happy. How do you feel when you are home, the lights go out, and the world is quiet?
Where you rest your head, should be that happy place. What colors surround you? What does your home smell like? How organized are you? Do you surround yourself with pictures and quotes that lift you up?
That Happy Place
TSH Society is all about promoting that happy place. In the book “The Liberated Lifestyle”, I discuss a previous situation where I did not desire to go home. I would do anything to stay away. When I was there my spirit was not at ease. I no longer take for granted the wonderful feeling to be home and be comfortable.
Happy Home Challenge
I challenge you this week to look around your home. Operation happy home in full effect! What can you do better? If you share living quarters at least have a wall, corner, or shelf that is all you. Remove three items that you no longer need. Add at least one item that you will see and will instantly make you smile.
Email pictures to firstname.lastname@example.org if you care to share. Would love to see the positive changes. Ta ta for now.