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It's been a challenging few weeks: lots of sickness going around, not a lot of sleep for my stuffed-up two year old (or her mama) and work deadlines that have had me at the computer on weekends when I would rather hike a mountain for a 7-year-old's birthday party!
Saturday evening found me and my husband sitting at the table after dinner--kids playing together in the living room. In those precious moments when we could talk, I admitted that I was feeling drained and exhausted: as an entrepreneur, as a mom, as a wife, as a friend. My home hadn't seen the attention I love to give it. Things were breaking and we weren't finding time to fix them. As a Feng Shui practitioner, I am all too aware of how broken things around your home correspond to things breaking down in your life.
So we decided to use our Sunday morning date time (thank you Mom!) to go on a fixing, cleaning rampage rather than sit in the local steam room. My husband dismantled the living room. I finished scraping the wallpaper glue off the walls of my home office (soon to be transformed--more on that to come!).
Now I don't know if I've mentioned how much I love my husband. But let me tell you, there is nothing quite as sexy to this mom of two kids, than a husband who happily spends our coveted date-time fixing things and deep cleaning our home.
Our day of Spring Cleaning and repairs left me feeling refreshed and inspired, lighter and certainly more joyful and connected.
Getting that Spring Cleaning bug reminds me that I used to be the queen of holding on to every last little thing, because stuff is useful, right? I was sure I'd need everything I'd so dutifully stored...eventually.
I came by this trait honestly, as so many of us do. There is nothing wrong with the desire to have what you want at your fingertips. The problem comes when you also have many things that you don't need at your fingertips.
Not only does this excess stuff make your home feel crowded, it also sucks your time as you constantly organize and tidy it. As things naturally devolve, it becomes hard to find the stuff that you do actually need and want. And so you spend a full hour, stressed out, searching for an item that you could have gone out and bought for $3. But why go buy one if you know it's there somewhere?
There's an easier way. There's a connection between your space--how full or cluttered it is--and the ease with which new opportunities enter your life. If you want more opportunities in your life, check out today's video: [How to Have an Inspired Home] Allow New Opportunities.
Enjoy! :) Tenaya
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