Normally, around this time of year when the leaves are falling and there is a chill in the air, I become a cooking and baking fanatic. I normally spend the colder months reading new recipes and creating new dishes to try. But lately I’m not feeling that normal urge to strap on the apron and start cooking. At first, I thought it was because of being stuck at home all day due to Covid and maybe I’m just not into it this year. But I know I am because I’m reading recipes and getting excited about preparing them. But then something deflates inside of me.
You’re probably wondering what this has to do with an organized home. Well, it does more than you realize. If you are anything like me, your emotions are driven often by your surroundings. I believe to have happiness, you must create it with your own surroundings. This includes the people you surround yourself with and your personal space. Interior Design and being organized goes hand in hand with a successful and beautiful space. I could go into someone’s home and just organize it and put things away, and they would think I did something amazing.
Back to my cooking and baking dilemma. Over the last several months, our house has been a bit out of whack with ‘stuff’ everywhere. And since we aren’t entertaining the way we normally do this time of year, well……. there hasn’t been the normal urgency to pick up. I have client styling items on my dining room table, a stack of magazines on the island that I still need to read; the dreaded mail that we’re not quite sure what to do with, keys, sunglasses….. you get the idea.
My unorganized space isn’t promoting my desire to be active in my kitchen – or anywhere else for that matter. This realization came to me in the middle of the night, as many of my crazy thoughts do. So, if you are struggling with not feeling the desire to do that craft or that cooking that you love so much, maybe look around your space. Is your space creating energy or is it taking energy away? It’s amazing how picking up and putting things away can free up your head space and take some weight off of your shoulders. Now, more than ever, is a time to create a peaceful sanctuary so that we can let our creative minds flow and our bodies fill with happiness.