Here are some
top tips to keep your home running smoothly:
• Take some time to relax every day – no matter how busy you
are, take some time to do something YOU enjoy, even if it means
the dishes go undone, or the washing gets behind.
• Remember that your house does not have to be completely
spotless – there is a vast difference between a dirty house and
a messy one. Consider the most used and most often seen areas of
your house – declutter them before the holiday party season and
keep them decluttered. Don’t worry if your cupboards are dirty,
of your children’s bedroom looks like a bomb went off in it –
as long as the areas your guests see are clear of clutter, your
house will look good.
• Spring clean those old toys BEFORE spring – if you can, take
a day or two to throw out any old toys that your children have –
no kids? Throw out some old things of your own. Not only will it
make room for the new, but it will give you a renewed sense of
what you’ve got and what you need.
• Sleep – it sounds funny, but make sure you’re getting
enough sleep, and that your quality of sleep is good. Although the
weather differs over the year, winter is usually the time that
people get the least sleep, due to colds, or having the heating on
too high/low. Your house should be warm, not cold or hot, and if
you can manage it, ensuring a constant temperature is maintained
will aid in your health and those all important sleep patterns.
• Take a dose of what’s good for you – like fruit, veg and
supplement your diet (with advice from your
doctor/pharmacist/natural health advisor) with vitamins and
minerals. Taking the recommended dose of vitamin C staves off and
shortens colds – ensuring that you’ve got plenty of fruit
juice (especially citrus) in your house aids you in staying well.
• Learn to say no – we are not superwoman, and the superwoman
complex has no place in the heart of anyone that truly wants to
enjoy the season. We cannot do everything, and where it’s great
to ensure you’re doing as much as you can, its also a good idea
to know where to draw the line.
• Enjoy! – If you can’t enjoy Christmas, then find out why.
Whether you’ve got bad memories, are having a tough time
adjusting to a change in circumstances, or loss, or you’re just
too stressed, there are always ways to address the issues you
face. Look to your friends and family for support, and remember,
Christmas is about interaction, not money and gifts. Enjoy what
the holiday season brings and go with the flow.
by: D Kai Wilson is a columnist and writer with a
passion for positive affirmations and lifestyle choices. She does
not live in a spotless home, and her living space, though
cluttered is relaxed and easy going. She's also a tech writer at kaiskorner.com
or join her on her blog at kaiberie.com