So let's just go ahead and clear the air and admit it...no one can truly multitask
My hubby and I have had some really interesting conversations about this topic and what my thought that I actually CAN do this, has resulted in.
Because I love a project and tackling decor problems around the home, I'm always up to something around here. Being in the rental that we are in now makes it really, really, really...did I say really...hard to decorate much at all around here. I've found myself more than ever, in the short time we've been in our little cottage, hopping from idea to idea, project to project; never really completing much of them at all.
Gah. That was hard to admit. *deep breath*
But, for all of you out there who are relating to what I just said...you just may have a case of complete Multitasking Disorder. Yes, folks, it's a thing.
Sure I've set my mind and hands to projects over the years and finished them but as a creative, my brain never stops thinking of the next thing, the next problem to tackle (no matter how much of a problem it really isn't) or next the DIY thing on my list that I need to move on to.
I could go a few different directions with this but here's where this one sticks for me: CONTENMENT.
Yep. It's a bomb, I know. At least it was and has been for me the past couple of weeks.
I am NOT saying that if you love a project and doing lots of things you're not content. Hear me on that, k?
For me though...a lot of my hopping around from one thing to the other and PERFECTING here and there was a result of never really learning how to take it easy and be content with the way things look or the way our home feels.
You know just as well as I do that just about every women takes great pride and joy in filling her home with beautiful things and memories. For me, in the past, the way our home looked was way more important than the way it FELT. You know what I mean?
I love creating, design, and moving things around as much as anyone but when I can't even think straight because I have so many lists and projects on the brain it's time to examine my purpose in getting it all done in the first place. If you've been there, read on. If not, read on anyhow, maybe you'll need to tuck this away for future use or for a friend. :)
So, here are a few crazy decorating, project, get my life out of a tizzy and shoo the anxiety away...tips:
1. BE CONTENT. Haha! I know. We want some practical application here. I am not sure that I can provide a list of step-by-steps on "how to get content" but I will say this: until you've made a decision to do so, there's no primping, prepping or project in the world that will make your house feel like a home. Take it from me, firsthand. It's the truth.
2. DON'T COMAPRE. This one is SO hard these days with blogs, social media and more pounding unintentional messages of 'not good enough' down our throats or 'you need more'. Ladies, I KNOW this one is so difficult. How many times have you shifted your little thumb down your feed on IG or Facebook or whatever the platform and found yourself more frustrated and discontent than before you turned on your device after seeing the lives and homes of others you follow? We can all admit that it's happened a time or two. But, here's the truth, you've been gifted with YOUR HOME and YOUR FAMILY and YOUR LIFE and they are wonderfully amazing HOMES, LIVES AND FAMILIES that serve a great purpose in this world and the lives of others. No matter how small or unimportant you may feel your "cause" is, we all have an opportunity to effect change, influence and inspire others no matter how large or small our spheres of influence may be. Don't believe the online hype. You are very important. Comparison truly is the thief of joy.
I could talk about this one forever but I will instead move on to my last point.
3. TAKE IT EASY. Take time to enjoy the process. I've said this here and on IG before and I am SURE you've heard it, "It takes time to build a home." Since we all know a home is so much more than aesthetics, what do you say we stop stressing so much about what it looks like and what decor magazines say is beautiful and make our homes our own kind of beautiful? Don't be afraid to express yourself and let your personality shine right through in your decor, trendy or not. In or out. Your home is yours. It should speak your language.
Okay, loves! Let's get out there and enjoy being who we are, uniquely and enjoy letting our homes express just that as well. Take it one day at a time, one project at a time and enjoy the process of creating a home that you love and that others love as well.
Love you all so much more than you know...we can SO do this.