For most of us, it’s been Easter / Passover / Spring (or Autumn) break and that often means people – family, friends, food…
One of our #happyhouserules is about inviting guests, having friends come round and entertaining in general.
We’ve included it for two big reasons but I’m sure you can suggest more!
1. Motivation to tidy / finish
Last week we spoke about clean, and we know no better motivation than having friend’s round. Who doesn’t clean up / clear up ‘spontaneously’ just before guests arrive. (There’s a another lesson here, usually a ‘good enough’ tidy takes must less time than we think, we just need the right motivation).
We also recommend it at the end of our courses and work with folks as hosting an event / party at the end of making big changes is also great motivation because…it’s a lovely deadline and…
2. New energies, positive memories and experiences in our home
When we have people we love in our homes we get to refresh our own energies and share in new positive memories in our homes, together.
Laughter, good food, drinks…and good company are all simple ways to make our homes feel even more happy.
Don’t forget, it doesn’t need to be something big. Inviting friends round for take away and wine and low-key snacks is fun too!
So who have you been having round lately? Perhaps it’s time to invite some friends over? And how has it made your home happier?
PS We know that for some of you (and at times, us – like when MIL comes to vist having people around is stressful. So of course, the antithesis for this happy rule is that for some of us, having guests over can make us anxious and stressed. It doesn’t have to be like this!
One way to help with this is to start with people you love and trust who won’t judge…and to plan it in advance so the things you feel are important to complete are organized.
Several people who have hired us or done our course have told us that one positive result is that they now feel comfortable having people over, and that their guests literally comment on how good their homes feel.
I am so grateful to you at Apartment Diet for helping me see where the energy was stuck in my home. Ever since I took your course (now it has been 8 months), I have loved my home so much more. It took time for me to integrate the changes I wanted to… however, when people visit they say it’s a place filled with “hope” and “happiness.” Thank you!- Shannon Walbran, spiritual consultant
We’re here if you need us…in the meantime, happy holidays!