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When you think of a peaceful home, what comes to mind? Do you picture a serene setting with classical music playing? Maybe peaceful means a day where your to-do list is completed and your kids played nicely. No matter what your vision of peaceful is, we’re going to start TODAY to make it a reality in your home.
When I think about my own home, peaceful doesn’t always describe it. Actually, I’ll venture to say that none of us can have a completely peaceful home at all times. But, we can do some things to bring just a little bit of peace to our days. Here are a few simple things to try:
Music gives a backdrop for our memories. If I’m craving a bit of peace, I’ll turn on some worship music or even classical tunes. Bonus: Little ones tend to follow the mood of whatever music is playing. Chill music = Chill tinies.
I’m not referring to my beloved Fly Lady Home Blessing Hour. I’m actually talking about a special prayer that you pray over your home. My favorite prayer comes from The Book of Common Prayer. I like it because it covers every room and the people who live there.
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Essential Oils or even a Scentsy pot can do wonders. I love diffusing lavender oil or my favorite Peace and Quiet Blend (See the bottom of the post for more details on that). It lifts my spirits!
Routines give you a long-term peace fix. They make life simple, they give everyone a sense of what needs to be done and they help you make the most of your days. Seriously, I could go on for days! Find a post on how I create a routine here. Not into the whole routine thing? Check out my ideas for creating a rhythm here.
15 Minute Pick-Up
If you feel like things are totally out of control, take 15 minutes to clean up clutter, to dust a few things. I actually set a timer for this and when the timer is done, so am I. You’d be surprised at what 15 minutes can do.
When my littles are anything but peaceful, we’ll take a few minutes to sit down and snuggle with a book. It’s hard to be cranky when you’re snuggling!
What do you do to create a peaceful home?