Do you want a more stress free life? Is life just too stressful, looking for more time with the family or are just busy at work? How about if I gave you some tips to help organize your life and create a more peaceful home environment.
According to an article at stress.about.com, “Stress Free Life”
“Once understand the importance of having a simple, organized home, and have taken steps toward creating an atmosphere that aids home relaxation, and have your home the way you want it, you’ll want to hold onto the sense of peace and order you’ve created. It’s easy for busy people to backslide into messy surroundings after a few weeks, so the following steps may be needed to guard the gains you’ve made:
Stay Organized: As you accumulate new things, be sure you’re also regularly donating and tossing things you no longer use. Also, be sure everything you own has a ‘home’, so you can put things away quickly and find things easily.
Hire a Helper: You may also want to have someone clean your house once a week or twice a month, which will help you feel like you’re not alone in your efforts, and make it easier to keep things clean the rest of the time.
Having peaceful surroundings can give you a sense of peace that comes from having a haven from the outside world. Here are some additional tips for creating and maintaining a Low-Stress Zone in your home:
- Create Peaceful Zones: If you haven’t already, you may want to continue organizing and decorating your space as time goes on. Perhaps you can create a place for journaling or meditation, perhaps a home spa area in your bathroom, or a space for yoga practice in your living room. Think of what areas you would have in an ideal vacation spot, and see if you can re-create them in your home.
- Use Your Machine: Do you find dinner, conversations, and leisure time interrupted by the phone? If you want some peace in the evenings, don’t be afraid to let phone calls go to the answering machine or voice mail. It might feel strange at first to just let calls go unanswered when you’re home, but you may be surprised by how much stress you can avoid when you’re not jumping up to get the phone all the time when you’re trying to rest. Be good about getting back to people, and they shouldn’t mind.”