Tailored Tuesday: Your bed ——– here ———.
Guy de Maupassant certainly has one view of “the bed.” The fact that he died at a young age after ongoing struggles with both physical and mental health kind of makes one think he probably spent a fair amunt of time in bed. Though, in one way, this kind of makes him an expert on the subject.
So, what does your bed really reveal about you? Think nothing? Think again. According to Cosmo:
Less is More?
If you’re into a minimalist look, you’re likely open-minded. Your bed mimics your Zen & unfussy attitude. The straightforward style shows you are direct and say what’s on your mind.
Cozy & Chill?
A style all about physical & emotional comfort shows you’re sentimental and loyal. Items like old quilts say your relationships, especially with friends, are important to you.
Girly & Chic?
A feminine bed suggests you crave feeling pampered & the bold colors say you’re outgoing. The eye-catching details indicate you thrive as the center of attention.
All Jumbled Up?
A rumpled bed indicates you’re a bit disorganized. But your messiness also means you don’t sweat the small details (like matching your sheets) & tend to be spontaneous.
Forget what you’ve heard about the eyes being the window to the soul. The bed you sleep in is the window. Your bed shows your personality, habits, hygiene & most of your irritating little idiosyncrasies. Your bed speaks volumes. Of course, we’re operating on the given that you hopefully have a bed. And, if you’re like us, you probably spend as much of your life as possible in that bed. And, what better way to get to know someone than to study the space they spend their unconscious time in? Whether you smother your bed in nice, fluffy pillows or strip it down to the bare minimals, a lot can be learned about you from your bed.
What is yours revealing?
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As human beings, we cannot help but be subject to our preferences. However, we do have control over the manner in which these manifest themselves in our lives. Every value we hold dear is an expression of either support or opposition & it’s our perspective that determines whether we are for something or against it. We can direct our energy & intentions into activities that promote peace, rather than using our resources to speak out in opposition. On the surface, these appear to be two interchangeable methods of expressing one virtue, yet being for something is a vastly more potent means of inspiring change because it carries with it the power of constructive intent.
When you support a cause, whether your support is active or passive, you contribute to the optimism that fuels all affirmative change. Optimistic thoughts energize people, giving them hope and inspiring them to work diligently on behalf of what they believe in. Being for something creates a positive shift in the universe, which means neither you nor those who share your vision will have any trouble believing transformation on a grand scale. To be against something is typically easy, as you need only speak out in opposition to it. Standing up for something is often more challenging, because you may be introducing an idea to people that may scare them on a soul level.
Throughout our lives, we’ve likely been told the actions of one person will seldom have a measurable impact on the world. Yet, a willingness to stand up for what we believe in instead of decrying what we oppose can turn the tides of fate. The thoughts projected when choosing to adopt a positive perspective will provide a means to actively promote your values and, eventually, foster lasting change.
Every value we hold dear is transferred to our home environment – whether consciously or otherwise. In thinking about the values, people and things most important to you, is your home revealing the values most important to you? Whether it’s incorporating your Grandparent’s antique vanity, or merely displaying important family photos, what you include in your home says a lot. In evaluating your surroundings, ask yourself, “Does my personal style stand for the things most important to me?” If not, don’t fret. Shedding negatives is always cathartic, and exchanging the negative for positive will make you and your visitors feel even better. Go ahead & try it out for yourself, you’ll be amazed how simple changes can affect great results.
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