As a parent, you are always disturbed by the television blaring at its loudest, the ping of video games, the constant fights of children, etc. You can change all of these by creating a calmer household.
Here is how to institute some peace throughout the household and lead a calmer life:
1. Be willing to set limits and ensure that your way is followed
This is the first and most important thing that you can possibly do. This means limits as to the times, levels of noise and activity and even, bedtimes.
For the parents too, If the children have to get their parents out of bed for a ride to school that will be a horrible reoccurring situation every morning. That can easily be avoided by going to bed at the same time as your children, your sleep is important also but don’t expect to sleep when your children need rides to school.
2. Visualize a calmer home
Note the things that you visualize and turn them into goals to achieve in creating your calmer household. In your subconscious mind, you will unearth a true picture of the house that you’d like to be in – always keep this focus in your mind and work towards it gradually.
3. Create a task chart
This task chart must apply to every single member of the household and it must contain days and deadlines. The larger the job that needs tackling, the longer the time frame you must give it in order to maintain a calm approach to it – bit by bit will get it done rather than rushing around juggling too many things at once.
4. Tidy the clutter away
Clutter enhances the feeling of stress, rushing and inability to think straight. The fewer bits and pieces in your pathway, the calmer you are going to feel. Not to mention the less cleaning up involved.
5. Clean as you create
Cooking creates less mess if you can wash items as you use them in between cooking moments. Same for anything that gets used – retrain everyone to put it back where it came from the moment it has been used. Buy storage bins or baskets with labels if this helps to encourage everyone to do the right thing.
6. Plan meals
If you are always wondering what to make for dinner, spend half an hour a week (Sunday evening is often a good time) to write out a plan of meals.
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