One of the biggest power-downs is when the whole entire house is in need of an overhaul and you just don't know where to even start. You start shuffling the clutter from one spot to another, but without any clear direction about what to do with it. You move aimlessly, haphazardly from one room to the next, never really getting to the bottom of the stacks and piles that are mocking you. Disheartened, you decide to check Facebook real quick, just until you can get inspired to start up again. Next thing you know, it's time to start dinner. Thank God.
Or does that just happen to me??
It's time to launch the Ripple Effect.
The Ripple Effect means that a single point of energy will send out waves of change thoughout your home before you will even realize what is happening.
A single point of energy, like a pebble tossed into a pond, creates ripples that reach the shore and affects everything around it.
Today's Small Thing is to pick one area in your home that will be the nexus of your sanctuary.
Take a look around your home and find one - just one- spot in which you will clear the clutter, tidy your decor and create a piece of sanctuary.
Where will you drop your pebble?
A kitchen counter?
The living room?
A guest bathroom?
The back porch?
Really, it does not have to be a big area. But give this a bit of thought, because over the next year, you are going to maintain it and keep it looking nice. Don't worry, I'll help you keep it up. Pick a spot that you want to be successful with....and that will make you the happiest when you look at it. This will be your point of energy that will give you power to move on to other areas and conquer them as well.... but later.
See, when EVERYTHING is in disarray, we can feel so defeated we never get the courage to start. We need one small success, a shining victory, that will fuel our tank for bigger battles. Today, stake out your "sanctuary spot" and get it looking good. Don't worry about the bomb that exploded in the rest of the house. Just focus on this one little space. That's all you have to do for these whopping points:
Points: 50 for "dropping a pebble" in your pond - creating a small area of sanctuary that will be your starting point for the ripples of goodness that are bound to happen.
PS Did you see yesterday's post? In it, I reveal a nice, juicy prize you can have a chance to win by participating in our daily points challenges. There is also a handy Tally Sheet to help you keep track of all your successes!