Moving into a new space is always a momentous occasion that comes with an array of emotions, from excitement to overwhelm. It usually coincides with a major life change: marriage, divorce, new baby, new job, school, graduation, downsizing, upsizing, or simply starting over. When you get the key to your new home, a new cord of energy is created. You're now in a relationship with your home, as you’ll each take on each other’s energy .
Think about the relationship you have with your home currently. Our homes are mirrors for ourselves. The good news is that when you make changes to your home, you make changes to yourself.
Are there changes you can make to improve the relationship? Just like a personal relationship, it takes attention to foster, maintain, and maybe even improve your relationship with your home.
Here are some suggestions to improve your relationship with your home:
1. Make repairs.
Nothing lowers the energy of a home (or you) more than broken items or areas in disrepair. For broken items, take steps to get them repaired or dispose appropriately. For home repairs, make a list so that each one can be addressed over time, according to your budget.
2. Turn your least favorite room into your favorite.
Ideally, you want to love all parts of your home. Yes, even the shadow sides! Find your least favorite room or area. This could be a room, an area in a room, or simply a drawer. Identify why it's your least favorite location in your house. This will be good information for you, and it may represent a bigger theme in your life.
Now, turn lemons into lemonade. Consider shifting the function of the room. A lack of identity or function can bring confusion to a room. Or maybe it's as simple as a new coat of paint or removing the giant armoire that you felt obliged to keep. Make this room your favorite, and you'll be amazed how quickly your relationship with your home shifts.
This may seem obvious, but just wiping counters and dusting furniture can make a huge difference. Show your home some love.
4. Woo your home.
Light candles. Buy flowers. Play music. Fall back in love.
Then notice what else in your life you fall in love with. ..