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Love your home!

The world seems to brace itself for February; the burnished silver skies seem to nearly sigh with stoic beauty, this quiet time.  But, February is, without a doubt, all about love.

Knowing what you love should be fairly straightforward, but it seldom really is.  After decades of allowing other people to influence us – the media, the magazines, our parents, our friends – one might consider going cold turkey.  The only opinion that truly counts from now on is your own.

There is nothing worse than walking into your home and feeling stressed out and overwhelmed.  You want to love your home, but all you might see is chaos.  Perhaps you considered moving, but it may not make sense financially.  At the same time, the environment in your home generally affects everything else in your world.  If you don’t love your home, it is going to reflect itself in the rest of your life.  If you want to love your home, it might be time to get intentional.

Start by being clear on what you want from your home.  It does not have to be perfect, but it should be a reflection of you and a place that inspires all who enter.  By making a few simple changes you can easily transform the entire atmosphere of your home as well as your attitude and mood. 

It might be something as simple as de-cluttering and organizing, making your bed every day, keeping floor space clear, painting a room, or bringing a bit of nature indoors like a houseplant or fresh-cut flowers.  Maybe display a framed inspirational quote or remove things that don’t make you happy.  Or, regularly open your curtains to let the light shine in!

If minor repairs are the issue for you, think baby steps – one item at a time.  One of the benefits of working with Greg King & Co. is we know who to call and how to get them there in a timely fashion!

This might be the year for asking questions.  The most essential one we can ask is:  what is it I truly love?  Be patient.  No need to totally overhaul your entire world in a week.  Trust that your authentic life will unfold naturally and with grace.