What does having a peaceful home mean to you?
Is it having continuity between spaces and a cohesive design?
Or is it having more fun?
Is it organization and less clutter?
Or is it creating a space that you can escape to to sort through your thoughts and grab a minute alone?
Everyone has their own definition of a peaceful home and it starts by identifying the current stressors and creating a plan to eliminate or reduce them.
For me, it’s about coming home and feeling that welcoming feeling. It’s about enjoying our homes more and actually living in a space that we love. It’s about finding balance while embracing and surviving the craziness.
If every night you’re coming home and rushing to make dinner then trying to squeeze in family time between loads of laundry, dishes, and other chores, what systems can you put in place to ease the stress and focus more on your family time?
If you’re constantly getting irritated that you can never find what you’re looking for, maybe it’s time to commit to organization and giving everything a set home.
If you’re waking up every morning attempting to enjoy your coffee in a breakfast nook that looks like it’s from 1980, get your ass on Pinterest and start getting inspired to update the space.
And if financially you can’t make the changes you need to right now to visually have a more peaceful home, it’s time to change your focus towards gratitude and work on your mindset.
Now listen, I am not crazy here. A “peaceful” home to me isn’t about sunshine, unicorns, and rainbows. I know that life throws us curve balls that we can’t control.
Simply put, creating a peaceful home is about defining what that looks like for you and your family, and doing whatever it is that is within your control to create a more balanced environment.
Idk about you, but I’ve hit my breaking point.
I’m exhausted by the monotony of daily life and never feeling like I’m getting ahead, only further behind.
Hell, some days I’m so far behind I think I’m first.
You know what I realized by hitting my breaking point?
That I have a pretty damn good life and that it was my mindset and my actions that were making it less enjoyable.
Instead of focusing on the good, I complained.
Instead of enjoying my evenings, I stressed.
And instead of loving my home, I got design envy.
It’s a vicious cycle that we get ourselves caught in; and it’s time to break that cycle. That’s why I’m on a mission to create a more peaceful and balanced home, but in real life, not in a fairy tale.
With the inspiration of Oola for Women, I sat down and figured out what areas of my life needed improvements and came up with 5 steps to create a more peaceful home. Now it’s my journey that I’m sharing with you, and I hope to inspire you to define what your real life peace looks like.