While Nat takes a well deserved break for Rosh Hashanah (Jewish New Year) I would like to share with you one of my all time favourite Happy House Rules. It’s a bit like my “attitude of gratitude” that I use to help me deal with my depression – a way of changing your perspective on things but maybe it’s even more than that. Anyway, here goes:
I would like to challenge you to write a love letter to your home.
(Yes, you can still do this while you’re resting.)
Yup. That’s mine. I wrote it a few years ago and it is still there, in the mirror in our living room. We saw this idea via the genius that is Grace Bonney (a.k.a. Design Sponge) who usually gets folk to include them in her sneak peeks of their spaces and decided to try it out. I have to say, that the effect it had on me was significant – so much so that I have fought to ensure that it stays as one of our key Happy House Rules.
Instead of focusing on all of the negatives and stuff I still had to fix in the this old home, I started focusing instead on the positives and appreciating what she gave me. There’s a lot still to do here but I now love my home rather than feel weighed down by all the not so nice bits that I still have to deal with. Of course, this lightness also has to do with a lot of the other Happy House Rules I’ve implemented across the years but this one is simple and easy to do (and it works!). Mine is a quick scribble (which is all that it needs to be) but here are a couple more for you to look at to get some ideas going.
There’s not much more to say beyond this as it’s pretty straight forward. It’s quite a personal thing but if you’d like to share then we would love love love to see yours. So, will you join me this week and
Write a love letter to your home?
In love and lightness,