Below are three representations of you in your home:
The things that you showcase in your home are an extension of your inner self. Psychologist Sam Gosling described this internal extension, “The first is identity claims. Photographs, music records, the art we choose – these are items that we believe represent our values.” You tend to hold on to something relevant in your life subconsciously. “Your stuff” refers to things that represent your interests or values such as books, memorabilia, or type of collection.
Psychotherapist Amy Morin further explains this unconscious pattern, “If you have your diploma and awards framed, your intellect might be what you value. If it’s sports trophies, maybe your athletic tendencies have built you.” In other words, you hold onto things that exhibit and support your self-esteem.
According to Dr. Gosling, “The concept of personal space and how we dress it is not this whimsical idea about where you live. It has a profound effect on you.” The way you manage your surroundings is associated with your emotional state or personality. Adding plants in your interior space could reveal your sense of harmony or feeling of liveliness.
Psychotherapist Lisa Pepper-Satkin further explains this apparent connection, “The home is a metaphor for the self. If the home cluttered, we tend to feel cluttered.” Some may feel contented with their surroundings at home despite the clutter around. Clutter could represent your level of motivation or productivity as a person.
This was also referred to as “behavioral residue,” or things that are left behind after doing a specific routine. These residues illustrate the habits that we do at home, which connect to how we act as a person. Dr. Gosling mentioned that “Conscientiousness is expressed in tidiness.” This means that a person’s level of self-awareness is reflected by how our things are organized at home and is tied to the person’s daily routine, such as getting dressed or preparing breakfast.
Take care of your home the way you would take care of yourself. Obtaining home insurance is like health insurance for your home. Home insurance saves you the hassle of looking for a renovation or repair service and the cost of spending more than the price of the house you bought it.
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