Creating a Peaceful Home to EnjoyOct 24, 2023
At night you dream of a day when your home will be more peaceful. As you reflect on the day, you know it was anything but! Your children seem to be on a mission to get out every toy they own. They are finding every little thing to fight about. You want your home to be a haven, but you're not sure where to begin in creating a peaceful home.
The great news is that with some simple tips you can make great strides in creating a more peaceful environment in your home. It may not happen overnight, but these tips will help you head in the right direction.
What is Peace in the Home?
You have the idea of a peaceful home, but what even is that? What does it look like? A peaceful environment is one that feels calm and tranquil. With peace, there is the absence of chaos or fighting. Peace in the home feels relaxing and life-giving rather than draining. Peace at home allows you to recharge before or after the stress of the day.
How to Bring Peace and Harmony at Home
How do I create a peaceful relaxed atmosphere at home? you may be asking yourself. I have found many things that have helped me bring peace and harmony to my home, but there are a few I need to still incorporate. Check out these tips below.
- Realize it starts with you. You won't have a positive environment if you're on edge or angry. Prioritize your physical, emotional, and spiritual health in order to be more positive. Spend time with God each day, trusting Him to help you respond versus react. Keep a positive and warm attitude.
- Build in calming times. The afternoon is a great time to build in some calming routines such as an afternoon quiet time for all, a soothing cup of coffee or tea, or calming music.
- Play uplifting music during the day and relaxing music in the evening.
- Use aromatherapy. You may choose to use candles, air freshener, or my favorite, essential oils with a diffuser to promote a peaceful environment.
- Get adequate sleep. You will be happier and more able to respond to you your children positively when you are rested.
- Meditate on Scripture that promotes peace. Check out Romans 12:18 for starters.
- Simplify your schedule. By cutting back on activities, you have the opportunity to slow down.
- Build a weekly rest day into your schedule. God knew what He was doing when He gave us the model of one day of rest per week. We will function much better if we take that day of rest.
- Decrease screen distractions. Put your phone on "do not disturb" at a certain time every evening. Declare meals and certain other times to be tech-free zones. Spend that time enjoying your family or winding down before bed.
- Build rhythms and routines into your life. I have found that building all kinds of rhythms and routines into my life help simplify things and help our days run much more peacefully. Try creating a daily routine or trying some ways to simplify your life.
How can you make your home a positive environment?
There are quite a few ways to make your home not only peaceful but more positive as well. You can make sure you let in plenty of light, hide background noises with music or white noise, and add positive words and Bible verses to the walls. Also, by keeping your home clutter-free and smelling good, you contribute to the positivity of your environment. You can also incorporate peaceful home decor, which you can read about more below.
Peaceful Home Decor
You may not think that your home decor matters, but really it does contribute to the overall feeling of your home. There are several things you can do or add in order to create a peaceful home. Don't think you need to totally re-do your home. Simple changes can go a long way.
- Use peaceful colors such as neutrals or even green, which is the color of being in nature. If you're looking for a color to promote positivity, go for a brighter color such as yellow or another favorite color.
- Add cozy items such as blankets and pillows. Coziness will promote relaxation.
- Buy some plants. Not only are these visually calming, but plants also purify the air. Fake plants can also look appealing, but they obviously wouldn't have the purification bonus.
- Keep only decor you love and keep it minimal. Clutter creates visual stress, so by minimizing your stuff your home will automatically look more peaceful. Don't feel that you have to keep everything for sentimental reasons. Throw out, donate, or sell the things you don't love.
- Assign a space for random items. You may have a junk drawer or a basket on the counter, but have a place to collect miscellaneous items until they find a permanent home or you're finished with them.
- Carve out a space to do what you love. If you love to read, create a reading nook. Love to craft? Have a corner with your crafting supplies. You may not feel that you have time for hobbies, but it's easier to make the time or take advantage of the moments here and there when you have a space ready to go.
Creating a Peaceful Home
Creating a peaceful home is possible, even in the busy stage of young children. I will admit, it definitely won't always be peaceful when you have energetic young ones running around, but the tips above will help you make significant progress.
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What are some ways you have found to create peace in your home? What is one thing you are going to change starting today? Be sure to comment below.
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