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How has it been for you to be home? Probably more than ever before, like most of us. For the people I know and myself, it’s been both a blessing and a curse. On one hand it’s been liberating: “Yay!” say some, “I don’t have to be anywhere!” On the other hand: well we might feel like “I’m in the same place I was yesterday and the day before!” So when we feel trapped, how do we get out of the box and like the cartoon SpongeBob use some good Imagination?
Let’s look at both sides of the box so to speak:
On the positive
Whatever the situation we are in, whether we are financially or health challenged or we are lucky to be safe and healthy in these times, we can make our home a supportive environment. We can take it as a good challenge that can benefit us now and in the long run.
Practical Steps Part 1So today I want to offer practical steps with two main principles for making your home a supportive environment: nurturing, inspiring, relaxing, just however you like it!
The first principle is overall to keep ONLY what brings you energy. What is needed to accomplish this is:
A: Create Space In order to create space, we first need to discard what is not needed.
a: Sorting out and discarding is a process all in itself that can be a tough one at first but soon enough, it can be liberating like “getting rid of dead weights.”
I find that it really helps to break it down in separate tasks:
b: Complete with your past with peace and gratitude You may want to take a few special times to sort out belongings with sentimental value to decide on their new place in your life. Unexpected positive benefits from clearing out can come as:
B: Bring in Energy and Joy