Not only is design akin to creating a movie “set,” so too is life. Your home is like glimpsing a sneak preview for your own personal film. Depending on what’s going on in your life, your home is a direct reflection of your mood. Sometimes, a playful mood can inspire you the need to be entertained. You may find yourself inspired to host or attend a party because you’re feeling outgoing and good-natured. Or, perhaps you’re facing looming obligations, or or are feeling overwhelmed by many tasks yet to be completed. If you find yourself in the latter, consider the need for fun and humor in your life. This can be as legitimate as your need for sustenance. A humorous and spirited mind-set may be an indication you’re in need of soulful or friendly companionship. This can lead to an opportunity to gather your friends and family for an afternoon or evening of games and cheerful conversation. Satisfying your craving for fun, however, may require you to set your looming responsibilities aside for a time. Don’t sweat it! Remember, the backdrop you’ve created will help frame your mindset & obligations will always be there tomorrow…next day…next year.
With this in mind, don’t feel guilty to give into playful urges…this can add a sense of lightheartedness to your daily life that makes the everyday more enjoyable. Often, our personal and professional obligations overshadow our need for fun and relaxation. However, play is a creative act—it inspires imagination and gives you a means to reach beyond your usual limits. Play can show you a world that is filled with possibilities and allows you to examine your life within that limitless context. Play gives you a chance to ask “What if,” and explore your options. When you choose to embrace your playful mood, you’ll find life becomes much brighter. No matter which path you choose, the “set” that is your home not only reflects your personality, but is a chance to inspire yourself in day-to-day choices. Better make it good!