200 Ways to Begin the Journey to a Calm & Happy Home

200 Ways to Begin the Journey to a Calm & Happy Home

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Taryn Williford
Mar 16, 2017
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There's more to a beautiful home than just the decor and furnishings you put into it. Your home also needs to function well, and be a calm and happy respite from the rest of your hectic life. If you can't say those things about your space, then it's likely you might feel a little off-balance in your life, overall. A happy home is the finishing touch on a happy life.

How this particular deficit might manifest in your life is an overall feeling like you don't have a good routine down; like you're always catching up instead of keeping up. Instead of being a consistently calm environment, your home functions in cycles, first into a chaotic mess and then—after the resulting tornado of cleaning—spotless but short-lived harmony.

Find Harmony at Home

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In order to bring your life into balance, it can help to see a top-down, bird's-eye view.

If that sounds all too familiar, you need to find homeostasis. And a routine that works for you. Read through some of these resources to see if you can figure out how to bring this part of your life back into balance.

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