DO YOU LOVE YOUR HOME?
The way you answer the question can be directly related to how you feel about being a homemaker. If you look around your home and are not content with what you see, being at home can become a depressing place. If all you see is what is not right about your surroundings, it can cause you to be bitter, irritable and stressed. So, what if you find that you are not in love with your home, the next question would be…what do you do about it?
If there are repairs that that are in order, begin making a list of what needs to be fixed. You may or may not be able to tackle every project at one time, but having a list and checking off tasks as they are completed can go a long way to making you feel better about your home. Each time a mini project is complete and it gets checked off, it should give you a sense of joy.
I keep a running list of things that need repair as well as general decorating to-do’s I’d like to tackle, such as painting. Painting is a relatively inexpensive way to make a home feel like new again. An entire room can be painted in as little as one weekend.
If you don’t have a budget for painting, just begin to look around and think of how you can make your space a more joyful place for you. One thing that makes me love my home are the personalized areas that I’ve created in my home. I have my favorite magazines in several rooms, so that no matter where I’m sitting, I can grab one and escape into the pages for a few minutes.
One my living room couch, I have a quilted blanket that’s always there when I get up in the early morning to read and blog. From time to time I take pictures, decorations and furniture from one room and move them to another to change up the look and feel of my home.
No matter what you decide to do, just do something to make your home a joyful place to be.