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 in, having friends come around 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 cleaning and there’s no better motivation than having friends around. Who doesn’t clean / clear up ‘spontaneously’ just before guests arrive? (There’s a another lesson here, usually a ‘good enough’ tidy takes much less time than we think, we just need the right motivation.)
We also recommend an invitation at the end of our courses or 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 for showing off, 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 create 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 around for a take away meal or wine and low-key snacks is fun too!
So who have you been having around lately? And how has it made your home happier? If not the perhaps it’s time to invite some friends over?
PS We know that for some of you (and at times, us – like when the MIL comes to visit!) having people around can be 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 but it doesn’t have to be like this!
One way to help with these feelings is to start with the people you love and trust who won’t judge…and to plan it in advance so that the things you feel are important to complete are organised in time.
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!