Before you read any further, ask yourself this question? Where do you want to go after having a long day at work? If you are like me, you prefer going home and relaxing over a hot cup of cocoa or coffee.
Why Do You Think This Happens?
It happens for one simple reason – our homes are stress-free places. We feel more at ease there than at any other place. However, you can improve yourself even more by making this one change in your home – alternate your daily routines.
Ways You Can Change Your Home to be More Happy and Successful
1. Display Your Experiences
Have a wall of experiences in your stress-free home, where you can hang pictures, souvenirs, and other sentimental items that you may receive from your escapades. Having such a wall motivates you to plan another adventure during your free time and live your life the way you want it.
2. Make Your Bed
When you wake up, before you do anything else, make your bed. That way, you start your day on a high note. You’ll feel happy and motivated because you have accomplished the first task of the day. Making your bed also motivates you to keep the rest of your room tidy and organized.
3. Have a Gratitude Journal
We often forget about the good things that happen in our lives and allow the bad experiences to take over everything that we do. The best way that you can avoid this outcome is to start writing down your good experiences in a journal. Before you go to sleep, think about your day and write down at least one good thing that happened to you.
4. Set a Goal for the Day
If you want your day to always go well, create a positive mindset before you leave your bed. You can do this by saying your goal out loud while sitting on your bed. It can be something like ‘be productive’ or ‘enjoy today’s weather’ or ‘be alive’ or any other motivational word. Just remember to keep it short and easy to remember. Then, live the rest of the day like that.
5. Don’t Postpone Your Chores
It’s easy to forget to wash the dishes because we only use them once – to store our meals. Once we’re done with eating, we just place them on the sink and lie to ourselves that we’ll wash them the following day. When we wake up the next day, we use another dish for breakfast, and the dirty utensils just keep on piling. Avoid such habits and wash your dishes after you use them. Trust me – you’ll feel much happier looking at a clean kitchen sink.
6. Talk to a Loved One Everyday
By loved one, I mean a close friend or relative. Always make time for a loved one in your life. It doesn’t matter what you’re doing; you can be vacuuming the house or even baking a cake. Just take your phone and call them to catch up and find out how they’re doing. Research shows that socializing generally helps you to stay happy and successful.
7. Do Small Favors for Those that Live with You
It doesn’t matter whether you’re living with your spouse, parents, or friends; you can perform a good deed for anyone. For example, you can take both your clothes and your housemate’s to the laundry if they are not around without expecting anything in return. The basic principle is that performing good deeds out of your heart generally makes you feel better about yourself.
8. Purchase Things that will Make Your Home Livelier
Buying things that can enhance your home experience can make you more happy and successful. For example, you can decide to buy a grill and invite your friends over for a cook out or renovate your back yard for summer parties. When your home has guests, it feels more settled and friendly.
In case you want to be happy and successful, make some changes to your daily home routines. Learn to appreciate experiences and the people around you, and always make your stress-free home lively and welcoming.
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