Your house can be a place of peace and comfort where you gather to rest and rejuvenate. If you don’t feel happy, calm or soothed in your living space here are some ideas on ways to improve it.
What does your house look like as you approach it? Is the front porch tidy and inviting? Let the entrance be a welcoming pleasure for all who enter. Once inside, what does each room contain and how can you make sure you use and love all you have? There are many great de-cluttering books to help you minimize your stuff and maximize your enjoyment of your possessions.
Do you even know what your house smells like? You may have grown used to stuffy air, pet and cooking odors but others have not. Make sure your home is fresh and airy by reducing your use of chemicals and toxic cleaning agents. Vacuum often, take out the trash and open the doors and windows to let a fresh breeze blow through.
Silence is golden, especially after a long, hectic day at work or school. Enjoy some time at home with no noise distractions. Turn off the TV, the radio, YouTube. Treat your ears to peace and quiet once in a while.
How do your things feel to the touch? Is your sofa invitingly soft? Are the floors clean enough for bare feet? Are the pillows, blankets and spreads soothing and comfortable? Pay attention to how things feel and your enjoyment of your home will increase.
Food is for pleasure, energy and wellbeing. Make a point to stock your kitchen with the healthiest, most delicious foods you can. Fruits, vegetables, grains and legumes can be combined in unlimited ways to nourish and enrich every member of your clan.
Think of your home as your sanctuary. Care for it using all your senses and let it take care for you and yours.