We've all received them, you know what I'm talking about, those gifts that your Aunt gave you that you know if you don't have on display when she visits that she will make a comment about it. I get it, it was thoughtful of her and you want to make her happy by displaying it but do you love it? And as the years go by, how many more guilt gifts do you have filling up your home?
Guilt gifts can come in all forms from decor items, to artwork, to clothing, to furniture. If you don't love it, it shouldn't be in your home because it holds negative feelings. Negative feelings from each guilt gift can make your home a sad home. Release those negative feelings by making your home a guilt-free zone and only have items you love. If your Aunt asks where her guilt gift is then just explain that it just didn't go with your decor and leave it that and she'll stop giving your guilt gifts.
Makes me happy! As the song (by John Denver) goes and it's true, getting some much needed Sun now that Winter is gone and Spring is here (at least here in the southern part of N. America) is important. Sun gives us vitamin D which helps in lifting our spirits. Just be sure to protect your skin w/sunscreen.
On the top of the list of to-do's for the upcoming Year of the Dog is to declutter.
While decluttering should be an ongoing process all year, it is especially important to do at the beginning of this year in order to open up your space for all those great opportunities waiting to find you.
Create space in all areas, even drawers so get started with 2 boxes and a trash can. Use one of the boxes for donations and one box for items to sell.
To minimize the daunting task of actually going through your clutter and making decisions on them, set a timer for only 15 minutes and stop once the timer goes off. Come back to it another day and start the timer again.
Who knows, when you are done you may even have a nice pile of stuff to sell and get some extra cash!
I devoted an entire chapter in my eBook just on decluttering, that's how important it is. Purchase your copy here.
Your mattress is the closest piece of furniture to your entire body and it is extremely important to get this piece of furniture right. Mattresses support you and if positioned correctly can give you that vital REM that your body needs to rejuvenate each night. Make sure your mattress is not in the path of your bedroom door and it is best if your headboard is on a solid wall (no windows or doors). For those of you changing relationships be sure to change out your mattress too so that your old/past relationship does not contaminate your new relationship.