Saturday, June 26, 2021

How To Bring More Calm Into Our Home

How To Bring More Calm Into Our Home

There has been a constant wave of complaints when it comes to balancing work and our daily life. Work is always hectic. Our Schedules at home are hectic. The kids are hectic. Travel is hectic. At times even vacations can be hectic. Almost all of life can be very hectic, however your home shouldn’t be.

Your home should be the antidote to a hectic and stressful life. It is supposed to be a place where you find peace, rest, love and compassion to rejuvenate you for the next day.  So does that mean you can spend the rest of your life inside it? No, of course not.

Home is a place of acceptance so we can live our best lives out in the world making the biggest difference that we possibly can. That is why having a calm and rejuvenating home is so important.

With that in mind, I bring to you some of the methods that can be used to bring calm and comfort into our homes:

1. Remove unnecessary clothing.

The amount of time we waste to decide which attire is to be worn for a particular day is mind boggling. Just imagine if you do not have to waste time thinking of what to wear tomorrow. This time can be used to do something more productive or just spend some more time with your cup of coffee in the morning. If you want to change your life immediately, clean out the closet. After decluttering clothes, not only will your mornings be less stressful, you’ll find more calm by not having to dive into a cluttered closet first thing when you wake up.

2. Be intentional with your home.

We must learn to not only live intentionally but also be intentional with the purpose of every room in the house. Not only do our homes serve an important role in our lives and families, but individual rooms also serve specific purposes. Take a moment to identify what role each room in your home should perform. And then remove everything from each space that doesn’t serve that purpose. This will make your life way simpler.

3. Reset Your Room At The End Of The Day.

Before you go to bed each night, find a few minutes to reset the most lived-in areas of your home. Otherwise, you constantly bring yesterday’s mess into today. Of course, this couple of minutes reset is certainly easier when you own less stuff, so make that a priority as well. There is a famous saying “Less Is More” and it is found to be often true.

4. Clear The Countertops.

We often wash vessels and keep them over the counter top to dry and forget them there until we use them again. Just because we think it is convenient to do so does not mean it does not add more stress to our life. Every item left out in our home is a form of visual clutter. You don’t need to remove every item from your kitchen countertop, you’ll just love it if you do.

5. Identify Homes for Objects At Home.

Toys live in the bin. Clothes live in the closet or hamper. Bathroom toiletries on the shelf, in the drawer, or the medicine chest. Coats and shoes go in the closet. The remote-control lives near the tv stand. When everything has a home, cleaning up becomes easier and your home becomes calmer.

6. Tackle 1-minute Projects Immediately.

As mentioned by Gretchen Rubin, “If a task can be completed in less than one minute, do it right away.” Embrace that concept around your home to create a more calming atmosphere everywhere you go.

7. Choose Meaningful D├ęcor Items.

Decorations are a common place in the home where it is easy to go overboard. Some of the decorations could be for aesthetic while some we are emotionally attached to. Decorations make a house feel comfortable, calm, and relaxing. But too many can make it feel cluttered and busy. To add calm into your home, choose meaningful decorations that tell your story and communicate your values.

8. Complete or Discard Unfinished Projects.

There are few things more stressful than an unfinished project. Make a commitment today to either finish your projects or discard them entirely. I admit this final point may not be simple. Although, the more often you declare project bankruptcy and just discard those unfinished projects, the easier it becomes.

If you are just starting on the journey to owning less stuff, some of these steps may sound difficult to complete. But you’ll be surprised how simple many of them become when you first take the step to minimize the possessions you don’t need. Do give it a try and I am sure it will be more beneficial than challenging for you in the longer run.

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Written by Jaison Noronha Idea Source : Personal Experiences & YouTube


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