So, true confession time. It has been a few weeks since I last posted a blog. That's it. No big crime or drama or anything else. Just a failure to post.
This, I am told, is a terrible mistake in the world of social media because one is supposed to supply information and ideas to their readers and viewers at least once per week. Once every month or so is definitely not the way to go! But, I am back at it now - so for those of you who watch the regularity of posts will be pleased to hear that I am going to post at least once a week from here on out.
Well, at least I am going to try.
What is true is that I, like a ton of other people, sometimes have a hard time focusing on what "should" be done and what I am "supposed" to do. Those are two words that can make even the most committed person shy away from a task or situation. Me, included.
The same is true in holistic decorating. Often, people hesitate to seek the help of a Holistic Decor Expert because they are afraid that their homes don't look they way that they "should" or that they themselves will be judged for not being what they are "supposed" to be at home (or anywhere else). It is, as Dr. Brene' Brown has so eloquently said - a matter of shame.
Shame is what keeps us locked in ourselves and by extension, our home decor.
The longer that it took me to sit back down at my computer to write this post - the harder it became to do. It isn't that I don't enjoy writing or sharing with my readers. It is just that the task began to feel overwhelming - as if I had to write an entire novel in one sitting. A novel about holistic decor......maybe.
But, I digress.
At home, if a person knows that they feel stressed when they come in and are unable to relax, they may begin to think that they should make a change. However, it can be difficult to take the first steps. Getting over the shame of what you think that you should be - or what you think that a Holistic Decor Expert or anyone else thinks that you should be, can be hard for some people.
The good news is that once you take that first step - everything can change. Just like when I finally sat down to write this post - it became easier and easier to put my thoughts to paper (or to type them anyhow). I'm not thrilled that I let the posts get away for more than a month. But, I know that as I change that habit and begi
n to clear my thoughts by writing them down and sharing them with you - I will also be able to move forward in helping people bring peace and joy to their homes.
So - the lesson today is to learn to let go of the fear and shame and take the first step towards making your space (or your social media consultant) happy and at peace. This can be done with a partner, like a holistic decor expert - or even alone. What is important is that you find a way to make a start.
And that, my friend, is the best way to get the job done!