It can sometimes be easy to mindlessly move through your home, just going through the motions of your daily routine. Are you just existing in your home? Or are you enjoying your home to its fullest every day? There are a few ideas I’m re-reading these days to help me remember to really live in my home.
- Laugh in it
What really makes you laugh? Is it the latest viral pet video? Watch a bit before you jet off to work. Love stand-up comedy? Play a few sets instead of music while you do housework. Or call up that friend who makes you snort when you laugh, and have them keep you company in your favorite part of your home.
- Embrace your own style
No matter if it’s weird, or kooky. If you love a certain color, couch, wallpaper or piece of art, it’s perfect. You can look to others for inspiration, but don’t decorate the way you think a home should look, incorporate things that truly make you happy and smile.
- Use your fancy things
The nice bed sheets you usually save for guests. The candles you bought on travels. Go ahead, splurge on every day things that make you happy for a bit (unless eating that cupcake for breakfast will get in the way of any goals you have for yourself this year). The point is to indulge in something you love as often as you can in your home.
- Learn about your home
Maybe you could find out when your house or apartment building was built. Perhaps you could learn about the materials your furniture is made out of. Maybe you could finally learn how to work every feature of an appliance. The point is learning and knowledge breeds appreciation. And hey, you could discover really interesting, positive conversation topics to amaze your guests with next time they visit!
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