Have You Made Your Labor Day Resolutions Yet?

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Home Stager with Owner, The Refreshed Home White Plains NY
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Originally published in September 2012, updated for 2013

Many Labor Days ago (before everything was online) I remember reading an op-ed piece in the NYT, exploring why Labor Day would make a better New Years Day.

Don't ask me where my keys are, but this article from 20 +/- years ago really hit a chord, and YES, I think of this every year.

There were two premises: First, as a practical matter, there is just WAY too much going on in December to plan, or implement any kind of real change.

Second-the lure of a fresh start- the hope, promise and potential of a new school year, ingrained in us as children, is irresistible to us as adults. This aligns perfectly with what we currently look for in late December.

As adults, we can start fresh on any day we choose... but it just feels right, when so many other people are on the same page.

Holding on to clutter-be it physical, mental or emotional-is draining. Choosing to let go of things that stand in our way-is energizing and empowering. It frees up space to let in new ideas, and generates the energy to try new things. This Westchester County Home Stager sees it as a conscious choice to be happy, and to better ourselves and our situation.

August was glorious here in the Northeast, but alas, here we are again, on the threshold of fall. Additionally, many friends and colleagues will also be observing the High Holy Days in the next two weeks>>>it's not my faith, but I am always inspired by this introspective time. 

Whatever you have going on in the next few days, I hope you can find some quiet time...to collect your thoughts, restore your balance and REFRESH your heart, so you're open to, and all ready for your next adventure.

HAPPY LABOR DAY, EVERYONE!!

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Our spaces affect us profoundly...and so many other parts in our life fall into place when our spaces and possessions serve us in the best way they can. But getting there is much more than a pursuit of pleasing aesthetics.

 

Decorating and Staging are different, but much of the skill sets overlap, and each creates unique solutions that considers the needs, goals, resources, expectations, hopes and dreams of each client.

Bettering Westchester, Putnam and lower Fairfield counties since 1981, The Refreshed Home works collaboratively, and brings a thoughtful approach to the creative process. Proud to make a difference, as well as make a living. Offering specialty services such as remote and buyer consults, listing photo/video styling, guided and accompanied shopping, and accessory rental. We get in, get out, and you get on with your life.  Talk to me TODAY about how we can better your space!

  

                    

 

Marie Graham ASP, IAHSP, IDS Your Stager With A Mission!

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Rainmaker
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Labor Day Resolutions??? I am still breaking all my New Years ones lol

Sep 02, 2013 04:11 AM #1
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HA! Just think David-this year you can get a head start on all that fun!!

Sep 02, 2013 04:32 AM #2
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Martha Brown
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I love this thought process. I agree December is just so dag gone busy and well... the fall is a fabulous regroup time as the seasons change. So I am on board AND am reblogging.

Sep 02, 2013 06:39 AM #3
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Thanks Martha! A fresh start is a wonderful thing!!

 

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