Changing Your Mind About Change

Written by C.L.Hanna

Change is why is it something so many of us avoid?

Spring is only weeks away and as everything around us outdoors becomes ‘new' and colorful again, many of us begin to desirerepparttar same effect on everything aound us indoors, as well. There's just something about a fresh coat of paint, folds of new fabric onrepparttar 124255 windows, or even a different arrangement ofrepparttar 124256 furniture, that can renew our spirits. Change can be like a breath of Spring! While change, of any kind, can be harder for some personality types than others, change is usually a good thing - for all of us. Change can offer us a different perspective, a new attitude, even a new purpose. So what keeps us from changingrepparttar 124257 kitchen wall color, orrepparttar 124258 placement ofrepparttar 124259 living room sofa? After all, it's not like changing careers, orrepparttar 124260 color of our fact, changing one's hair color can actually be an easier decision for some thanrepparttar 124261 moving ofrepparttar 124262 T.V.! But why?

Perhaps, fear of change inside our homes comes fromrepparttar 124263 threat to our comfort zones.

You rely on your hairdresser to give you a professional opinion on hair color and hair style; maybe even refusing to give you what you want. Just because you saw a certain hair color or style on your favorite movie-star - that doesn't mean that it would be right for you. But, when it comes to choosingrepparttar 124264 color palette for your dining room orrepparttar 124265 perfect accents forrepparttar 124266 new can be equally scary without someone you trust to steer you inrepparttar 124267 right direction.

Getting Away From It All...Right Inside Your Own Front Door

Written by C.L.Hanna

Why should you have to go searching for that 'special place where you can get away from it all' when you have already dished out most of your hard-earned money for a place you refer to as "HOME"

Home-base is where allrepparttar baseball players run to. Home-made is supposed to berepparttar 124254 best type of food. And, of course, "Home is whererepparttar 124255 heart is" So...forgetrepparttar 124256 "Home work"... "Home repairs" ... and "Home maintenance"

Think..."There's no place like HOME...there's no place like HOME" - (hey, it worked for Dorothy).

But seriously, why are we always 'leaving' home for something better - instead of making our biggest investment work to bring us immeasurable enjoyment?

If we would only seerepparttar 124257 home we have asrepparttar 124258 place to be...instead of seeing it as a place to grab a bite to eat...grab a few hours of sleep...or grab a change of clothing - we would realize that it could berepparttar 124259 best little 'getaway' we could ever hope for.

What is it that you look for when you go away?

A nice place to stay, right? And what constitutes "a nice place to stay", away from home, to you? A lovely room? Comfortable bed and sumptuous bedding? Or is itrepparttar 124260 swimming pool? The jacuzi? Or maybe having a little refrigerator in your room is all it takes to make it so special. Well...whatever it is...try making your home just as inviting, interesting, fun or sumptuous, and you will find that you won't want to leave quite as often. If you are going to spend most of your working years working to pay for your home...why not make it rewarding for all your efforts? Addrepparttar 124261 extras...instead of paying someone else to use theirs. And why scrimp onrepparttar 124262 things that you will use every day of your that you can give that money to a stranger forrepparttar 124263 use of his? Make your home your castle...instead of helping someone else to build one.

"But I Need To Get Away To Relax"

No doubt, that is true some ofrepparttar 124264 time. A change of scenery and schedule can dorepparttar 124265 body good, to be sure. But, most ofrepparttar 124266 time, if a person is having problems relaxing when givenrepparttar 124267 opportunity - it's more than just his surroundings that need to change. I know people who are wound so tight that they can't really enjoy anything...and indeed they are incapable of relaxing even when on vacation, hundreds of miles away from everything! I'm not talking to those types, because they aren't listening, anyway. But for most of us...relaxation is not as difficult and, in fact, can be easily achieved in an evironment of organization and efficiency. Stress is relieved for many of us by just being able to find what we need or want - when we need or want it. Stress is relieved when things are clean, neat and tidy...not chaotic. Stress is relieved when there is less noise and more soothing sounds abound, instead. And stress is minimized by making your home easier to maintain.

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