The first step in Designing your New Year’s resolutions into your home and life is to align them with your values. Start with identify what you care about. More importantly the key factor to accomplishing your resolutions is the next step. Designing New Year’s Resolutions into your home, and therefore your life. Consider designing space in your home that is devoted to your New Year’s Resolutions and your values. “If you build it, he will come.” In other words, designing your home to support and encourage the life you want to live!
How do you wish to spend your time? Would you like to read more? Entertain the book club? Build your own library? Maybe you would like to write? A short story? Letters to a friend? Record your family’s history? You may be designing a quiet reading nook, a conversational area, or built-in bookshelves. Your space may include a comfortable lounge chair or a library ladder. A space to write could mean a beautiful writing desk facing the window or an organized desk with storage for stamps and envelopes.
Maybe cooking is your thing and you have always wanted to grow your own herbs, therefore you could design a space for a window garden. Or maybe following along with the Food Network or making your own pasta interests you. Designing New Year’s Resolutions into your home and life would start with a space to house your i-pad and needed storage for small appliances. Designing a bay window, a kitchen island and specialty cabinetry inserts to maximize storage are all details that can be incorporated into the overall plan. The intent behind each is the same – designing ease into your life.
Whatever you dream up, whatever you imagine for your life, designing your home to support that vision is key. Because designing ease into your home will bring ease into your life. You can accomplish anything with a solid foundation to build on. The bigger challenge might be narrowing your focus. The list is endless! What would you like more of in your life? Consider designing room for more play, exercise, relaxing, connecting, laughing, music, dance, extended family, pets, love, sewing, painting, photography, finding balance…
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