House & Home

How to Love Arriving Home

There’s much to love about being out there in the world, doing your thing, but it’s also true that it can be a little taxing from time to time. If you’re going to have the energy to be at your best in your public life, then it’s important to take steps to ensure that your home life is in order. It should give you a sense of calmness. It should be restorative. This all begins when you arrive home. You should have a feeling of “ah, I’m home!” rather than “ughh… I’m home.” In this blog, we’re going to look through some tried and tested actions to take to ensure that it’s the former.

How to Love Arriving Home

Check the Exterior

It all begins when you pull up to your home. You should be able to look at your house and feel a sense of pride that it’s yours. The exterior is, of course, one of the places that homeowners typically overlook, but it’s worthwhile taking the time to get things into tip-top condition. There are plenty of ways to do this. Adding some plants and changing the front door to something colorful and inviting will push things in the right direction. To really ramp up the beauty of your home, look at working with a company that offers pressure washing services. They’ll help to get rid of the dirt and grime that has built up on your home’s exterior surfaces.

Calm Entrance Points

From there, think about what’s on the other side of your front door. This isn’t a place where you’ll spend a lot of time, but it is the first part of the interior that you see, and it can help set the tone for the rest of your home. Getting this into shape only requires minimal work. If it’s bright and well-organized, then you’ll be mostly there. A bouquet of flowers can also help.

Feed the Senses

We tend to focus on what we can see and feel, but it’s also important to think about our sense of smell, too. This can have a subtle yet significant impact on your feelings when you walk through the front door. There are not many things better than walking through the front door and being greeted with a beautiful scent! There are plug-in diffusers you can buy, or you can just make a habit of lighting an incense stick the moment you walk through the front door. It’ll help to calm you down and move you into a relaxed state of mind.

Create Relaxing Spaces

Finally, be sure to work on creating a comfortable and relaxing space. A day of work and taking care of business can be physically and mentally taxing, and you’ll find that you’re able to unwind much more easily if you have a comfortable space to sit in. If you have the option, try to create a tech-free space. We spend all time working with our minds, so you’ll appreciate taking a slower approach to life for a little while.

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Jess Benoit

Jess is a homeschooling mama of 3, wife, gamer, Whovian, Nerd

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