2020 will be a turning point for all of us and also in the history of humanity.
We all are forced to stay at home and so many people are struggling with it!
When I think about it – I can understand why they don’t like to be at home.
I was one of them! I didn’t like to be at home because my home wasn’t bringing me peace, joy, and harmony. It was NOT my sanctuary or place were to RECHARGE.
It was more a place of disturbance, never-ending chaos, and frustration. For the last almost 5 years and even before that I was sharing the house. It was either my care clients I lived with, housemates, my parents or my school mates – but it was always about COMPROMISING! Don’t get me wrong I had some great times in all those homes, but at the same time, I had also a lot of struggles to overcome.
You see the place where you live, exist and the environment is very, very important! Your environment helps you to develop, gives you support, gives you peace, harmony, balance and should be the place where you can be – YOU! But it is NOT always a case.
So many of us have homes full of stuff we don’t use, need or even want but they are there and we somehow can’t give them up. We also have this thought that comfort and design have to be expensive. Many of us live with the thought – I am just renting the place WHY SHOULD I CARE ABOUT IT!
I am now in my early 30 and I have been living in my own place for the last six months. YES, it took a lot of effort and determination to find the right place. Plus, I was very fussy in my choice! I wanted a place with a garden and bath – so I can take baths and do some gardening.
It took me all summer and half autumn to find a place that was just it. I saw it on the first day when it came out in the market and I knew that was it!
My new HOME was based at the end of the town, in a very peaceful area with not a lot of things going on but with nice surroundings and people around. I loved it! And you know what I did – I showed this NEW HOME of mine that I LOVE it! I spend time thinking about how I want this place to feel for me… I looked for things that would bring me joy and happiness when I would see them. I waited for some things to come as I was NOT sure what I really wanted in that free space or how I wanted. I spend a bit of money to make sure that things I was buying were good quality and interesting as I would NOT be having them otherwise.
I wanted this HOME to be part of me and give me a feeling of peace, support, comfort and escape if I needed it. I also wanted this place to mirror me and the way I lead my life. It’s also a place of creativity as I do some of my therapy work here and have also lots of options for being creative.
I wanted a place where I can BE ME and I would be SUPPORTED!
That’s why I can ALSO relate to people who are feeling frustrated with their homes and places they live NOW. I know some of you didn’t have a choice – you just had to go with it. But still, even then make sure you have at least a little corner that gives you happiness whenever you look at it! Make sure whatever you buy for your place, home you live in makes you feel excitement and happiness having it and taking it to your home.
I also know whenever people come to my place they feel peace. They hang around, they want to spend more time in my place, they like to be in my home – as it gives a sense of peace and support.
I have also a lot of things from dear people, travels and memories in my life that makes my home even more special. The energy of these things fills my home with love and affection from these people and the amazing memories I have had.
Yes, I am renting my home now. And I have invested a bit of my salary to make it nice, but at the same time, there’s a lot of things that are just a fruit of imagination and a bit of creativity.
Since I have a place where I feel happy, in peace, loved, supported, comfortable, safe and creative I have realised that lots of other things in my life are changing. I am NOW more aware of my future and how I want it to be. Lots of relationships are changing or leaving my life as they don’t any more fit in my new model of life. But MOST of ALL I am changing – this peace, love, comfort, creativity, and support is becoming part of me. All that I created in this house and house itself is NOW implanting these values in me and my life.
That’s how YOUR HOME should be – a place that MAKES YOU BETTER PERSON. A place where you can be YOURSELF, but at the same time you have space and possibilities for GROWTH and DEVELOPMENT!
Love YOURSELF! Love your HOME! And MAKE the life you want HAPPEN for you and around you! Start from WITHIN and then explore outside.