Do you find yourself working hard to clear clutter and get organized — but only when you’re expecting guests?
“Why bother cleaning up?” you might say to yourself. “Who is there to see this clutter besides me?”
But a clean, well-organized space is an essential form of self-care and self-respect.
In your own personal environment, no one matters more than you do.
If you feel stuck about getting organized, try thinking of yourself as your own “Most-Honored Guest.”
What happens when you’re expecting company? If you’re like a lot of people (including me sometimes), you pick up the piles and shove them into a closet or back room.
Out of sight, out of mind, right?
But now you have a “secret mess” behind a door you can’t open once your guests arrive. This little fact lurks in the back of your mind. As soon as they leave, the clutter is yours to deal with once again, and possibly worse than it was before.
It’s just a plain old bad idea to keep on living in a situation where you honor your guests more than you honor yourself.
When you treat yourself as your own Most-Honored Guest, wonderful things begin to happen.
For instance, think how great it would feel to be relaxed about having guests as part of your regular routine. Whom would you love to have over, if only your place looked great? Your best friend? Work colleagues, pals from the gym?
What a relief to know that with just a few minutes of tune-up your place will visitor-ready.
The best way to begin is at your front door, one of the most important areas of your home in Feng Shui.
Enter your space as if you are a guest seeing it for the first time.
Commit yourself to whittling away at the clutter, and when the view from the front door is pleasing, move slowly to other areas. Keep on assessing the view as a guest might, and clear the problem areas one by one.
Enjoy the wonderful feeling you create as your entire home becomes visitor-worthy.
And each time you enter it, take your rightful place as your own Most-Honored Guest.
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