Vision and Action Starts at Home
Let’s go beyond setting New Year’s resolutions. Let’s create a vision for your home. And I’m not talking about vision alone.
We must match vision with action. Action that matches the size of our dreams. Inspired action that leads to growth and transformation.
Let’s make a pact and commit to getting things done this year.
Stop delaying those home projects. Stop making excuses to not remodel that kitchen or bathroom or basement.
Let’s take bold action together …..starting with your home.
Home is where the heart is. So let’s create and design the very best spaces. Spaces where you and your loved ones can heal, recover, celebrate and thrive!
Many of us struggle with receiving gifts. When someone in your life is generous enough to provide you with a gift, pause and take a moment to receive it.
Take a breath and be in that moment. Cherish in this relationship with this person. Reflect on the thought they put into choosing that gift for you.
Tell them thank you in a way that is authentic to you. Give them a hug. Express your gratitude in words. Whatever works for you to express your gratitude.
And if someone instead is gifting you with their time and presence, be sure to celebrate this too. Christmas is about generosity and that extends to how we spend our time. This is a busy time of year. If someone is choosing to spend quality time with you, this may be their way of sharing generosity.
Generosity comes in many packages. Be sure to sit with it. Reflect on all the ways generosity is flowing into your life. So you don’t miss out on seeing it and thanking those who share it with you.
Stop Setting New Goal Posts
Too often, I hear folks say, “I will work on the kitchen remodel when I retire”. Or “I will design my dream oasis when I get that next promotion”.
You get the idea…
We set some new goals we must achieve to design the living space of our dreams. I’m here to tell you you don’t need to wait.
The reality is we create these new goals as an excuse not to take action. And when we blast through that new goal, we create another new goal post.
We move what we want further into the future. That sounds maddening doesn’t it? How frustrating that we don’t reward ourselves. That we don’t celebrate our wins.
Why on earth do we do this to ourselves? Let me tell you why…it’s usually one of two things.
Either we don’t think we deserve that kitchen remodel or dream oasis. Or we don’t think we have the time to make it happen.
Neither of these are good reasons to not make time to build what we desire in our homes. If we can’t stop and take time for ourselves, we aren’t showing up in the world as the best authentic version of ourselves.
If we don’t have the very best space for us to rest and restore in, we won’t be able to heal. When we look at the hierarchy of human needs, it starts with safety and shelter.
If we have the resources to design a shelter that reflects who we are, why wouldn’t we do that? The better our homes are reflections of who we are, the more comforted we feel at home. This allows us to rest after a day of stress.
Given that many of us are working from home more, it’s more important than ever to have a space that you love.
Imagine coming home to the living room of your dreams after a long, hard day. Don’t you want that space to feel like it’s giving you a big, warm hug? Like it’s inviting you to kick back and relax?
So let’s stop moving that goal post and to start building your dream space…..today.
Your Home Can Inspire You
When we build our dream kitchen, it allows us to build new memories with loved ones. It attracts us to use that space more. You will find yourself more inspired by your kitchen.
Clients tell me that they get so much more use from their kitchens after working together. And that’s because houses are built for the masses. They aren’t built to suit your unique tastes, creativity and desires.
Each of us is so unique that we need to remodel our homes to match our personal style. It doesn’t get any more personal than your home. Why not have the very best space?
Home is where we refuel. It’s where we hibernate and go inward in the winter. It’s where we see our children grow up. It’s where we meet and share stories with loved ones.
I urge you to stop making excuses. Let’s make this year your best year yet.
And that starts by building spaces in your home that reflect your values. That reflects the legacy you want to leave behind. I want your loved ones to feel your essence and love when they walk in the room.
Let’s build spaces that inspire you and your loved ones!
Not Sure Where to Start?
Most of us can’t remodel our entire home. So where do we start?
I’ve put together some questions for you to reflect on. Use these to have some discussions with your family. Make it fun and open. Get creative. All ideas are welcome.
- Where do you and your family spend the most time?
- What space is bothering you the most?
- What space have you been dreaming about building for a long time?
- Do you have a vision for a specific space?
- What are your family values?
- What legacy does your family want to leave behind?
- What kind of vibe do you want your new space to have?
- What do you want to feel when you walk into your new, dream space?
- What colors make you feel most inspired and comforted?
I hope these questions get your creative juices flowing. This should be a fun process to think about.
One fun way to get things flowing is to create a Pinterest board. It can include colors, furniture and accessories that inspire you. Experiment and have fun with the process.
The more you make this a family project, the better it will reflect everyone’s needs.