What is the vision you have for your home? For your Life? I think it is hard to create the vision you want for your home when you are unsure about what you want for your life.
What is the fantasy you have in your mind for your space? For your life?
What does your ideal space look like?
If you could have any kind of home anywhere in the world what would that look like? Oooh!! That’s a fun question………………………….???
These are some really tough questions and I often hear from my clients that they really just don’t know what they want.
However, they are great questions to focus on and ask yourself to help you to get a sense of what you want for yourself. Try to journal on some of these questions or meditate on them.
How do you feel when you come home to your own space at the end of the day and how would you like to feel? You might want to feel relaxed, calm, centered, peaceful, quiet and grounded. Or you just want to spend time with your family and children, grandchildren, friends and pets and this is how you unwind. Home can also be a place where you want to feel re-newed, re-freshed and re-energized in order to be able to go back out there into that big bad world again the next day.
Here is a visualization that I have used often when doing a talk in the community. It can be really positive as it helps you to look at your space with new eyes, but it can also can bring up some uncomfortable emotions and feelings. So beware!! Check it out here 🙂
Do you find that after looking at your space you are thinking “well, I will deal with that later” or “I would just rather not think about that and will avoid/ignore that area”? Or, maybe, you find yourself looking at certain areas and trying to think about how you feel and think “meh” or “whatever”? These are some really good cues for you to think about and working on these areas might be really helpful in getting some energy moving and helping you to get unstuck .
I recently realized that I had forgotten about some of my goals and had gotten lazy or maybe just gave in to doing some things in a certain way. One of those goals had to do with moving my office downstairs. More on this transformation here:
I moved my office downstairs but did not work down there. Instead, I was working on my living room sofa (papers everywhere on my big round table) and/or I was taking it into my bedroom and working on my bed. Don’t get me wrong, I love my bedroom especially with the window open, but it is bad for my posture, as well as, I have heard that sleeping with any electronics close by is really not a good idea and doesn’t add to a good nights sleep. My basement is somewhat dark (good excuse) and I was also concerned about my cat who follows me around and stares at me with adoration (another good excuse, I thought) for not being down ther. Well, I added a light bulb and my cat has adjusted just fine.
I know she looks so sad doesn’t she. lol
Anyway, I have decided to get back to working on some personal goals for myself and this process has really helped me to think about this. I find that sometimes a big goal can look pretty tiny on a list of many goals so it is always good to look at whether the goal is a bigger “long term goal” or a quick “I can do this, this weekend” goal. Having some goals can really help us to think about what we want for our space and our life.
What do you envision for your space and your life?
Truly having a vision of what you want your space to look like and a knowledge of how you want to feel in that space makes it come together for you. It gives you a goal, just like a road map when you are traveling. Without this, you won’t go the distance and work to get to where you want to go.
Thanks for this reminder!
I love the power of goals – I needed this reminder too. Thanks Ellen for your comment.
I think this is an important question to consider. My “vision” for my space has always been a predictable, refreshing space – I call it my sanctuary. I do like to walk around and tidy up before I leave each day or before bed each night specifically because I like to feel welcomed back into an inviting space when I return.
Seana, I never thought of using the word “predictable” to describe my space, but you’ve hit the nail on the head! One of the comforts of home is knowing where everything is and what happens when.
Thank you Janet. I have never thought about my home as predictable but it does make sense as I want my home to be a comfortable place for myself and for my guests. 🙂
I love the idea that your home is your sanctuary 🙂 Great habits to have and to have that welcoming feeling is pretty great – Welcome Home!! Thank you
One of the first questions I ask a new client is, “How does this space make you feel?” And then, “How would you LIKE to feel in this space?” (noting their answers for future reference). Another aspect of creating a vision for a room is what you call it. For some reason a lot of rooms in my projects get renamed from Spare Room, Junk Room, etc. to Studio — Art Studio, Writing Studio, etc. Having a clear vision for the space really helps us decide what goes, what stays, etc.
I love this Hazel. Thanks so much for responding 🙂