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How to Promote Positivity in Your Home

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A positive home is a happy home––it’s not rocket science. But how often does your family actually promote positivity on a day-to-day basis? To be honest it can be hard to encourage positivity at all times because sometimes life gets frustrating, busy and overwhelming. If you try your hardest to remain positive, however, your family will be likely to follow right along with you, and your home will be a happier place because of it. Read on to find out three of the easiest ways to promote positivity in your home ––even on the days when you don’t feel like it.

Promote positivity through messages around your home

Hang encouraging messages throughout your house––on the refrigerator, on the bathroom mirror, or on the back of your front door to remind your family members to be positive every time they leave the house. Place the messages strategically, so they are easily seen and are a constant reminder to remain positive throughout the day. Maybe even consider having a family motto painted into a beautiful work of art to hang on the walls of your kitchen or your living room for everyone to see. Nothing is off limits, so get creative and watch the positivity flow.

Celebrate successes and failures

It’s easy to celebrate successes, but celebrating failures is a different story. Make sure your family makes an effort to celebrate both because dwelling on failures is one of the most negative habits you can get caught in. Remind your family members that, if anything, failures are just one step closer to reaching success. Acknowledge mistakes, failures, and shortcomings, but don’t make them an excuse for bad moods or poor behavior.

Make expressing gratitude a family activity

Expressing gratitude as a family may be a little harder if you have older children, but trust us on this one––if you make expressing gratitude a family habit, the happiness in your home will become a given. There are countless studies that show if you make an honest effort to express gratitude, your happiness and well-being increase because the effort makes you aware of all of the wonderful forces that act in your life.

So try going around the dinner table and listening to each person say one thing they are thankful for every evening, or even just once a week. And if you do have some reluctant responses at first, try starting out with simply encouraging your family members to write down the things they are thankful for each week or making mental notes of the beautiful things that are active in their everyday life. Sooner or later, it will become a natural table discussion, and the happiness in your home will grow.

Implementing these three easy and seemingly small acts are sure to promote positivity in your home. So what are you waiting for?

35 Comments

  1. Vanessa Sandoval

    Wow so glad I took the time to read this, it was so impactful and exactly what I needed. It was as if you answered all these questions I didn’t know I had to ask. Great self reflection thank you!

  2. Vincent

    Literally changing lives wherever you go, this world is a better place because you walked it. You two are truly a blessing.

  3. Nancy

    I love that you include recognizing failure as part of your positivity exercise. It’s nice to see reinforcement for something that I always believed is an important part of learning, but not a place to dwell.

  4. Ben McGhie

    You both are so amazing. Love you guys! Thank you for all the time you spend with our family building us up as a family!

  5. Toshia T.

    Being in your presence and watching the two of you dote on each other is so refreshing. You can feel the genuine love and respect you both have for one another. Thanks for being amazing example to your family and the people you serve.
    Xoxo

  6. Kayla Faria

    It is our family tradition on Thanksgiving to go around the table and give thanks, but I LOVE the idea of saying what you’re thankful for on a regular basis.
    Thank you for your mentorship and constant encouragement! We love you both!

  7. Emily Houseman

    I seriously love this article! Your suggestions are super simple to implement but will make a huge impact! Thank you so much for sharing your wisdom on how to not only grow ourselves, but our families as a whole! We love you!

  8. THE SNELLS

    Thank you. We will definitely start incorporating these tips to promote a more positive environment in the home. I appreciate you two sharing this information. We love you BROWNS!

  9. DANA GRIGSBY

    I hadn’t considered putting up affirmations around my home until you guys taugh me the significance of it and since then it has definitely created a positive home for me. Thank you for leading by example. I’m so grateful to have you in my life! Love you!

  10. Amanda K.

    Thank you for continuing to be the light in a world that can be so dark at times. The world is truly a better place because you lived. I look forward to seeing the continued impact your family is going to make.

  11. Matt Morales

    Poignant lessons! I especially resonate with the “celebration of failures” piece, since I found growing up that myself and my sphere avoided failing at anything, as if it were a dreadful disease. I appreciate the focus on the foundation of family, changing the roots to impact the fruit.

  12. Di

    Being raised in an emotionally passive home- where I desired for even a small percentage of what this blog teaches. I’m thankful that because of your example and teachings I am able to break that negative chain and be better for my husband and children.

  13. John Krueger

    A model for what family should look like!

  14. Diane

    Great article! I liked the part in the article that talked about celebrating failures as well as successes. I’m so grateful for my mother who let me know both by her example and teaching that it was it was okay to make mistakes and then try again. That really has helped me in my life to keep going and keep trying as I work towards achieving my goals. Thanks again for a great article with great ideas!

  15. Winston N

    One of my greatest achievement in live begun when I earned the opportunity to be coached and mentorred by this awesome couple.
    It took me a few months to show them that I was worth their time, but it was certainly worth it.
    Now I spent my daily experience, “Paying it forward and thinking about, how I want to live.”
    Thanks again Coaches for showing me, Nuff love and Respect!!

  16. Kayla

    So thankful for you guys and your incredible example of starting and continuing traditions with your family and partners!

  17. Bobby Garcia

    I love the idea of going around the dinner table asking for one thing each person is grateful for every day. I have been implementing this every morning when I begin my commutes, but sharing this with my family will multiply positivity in our home. Thank you for the great advise!

  18. Linda DuPree

    Thank you for being the awesome example and folks you are. We appreciate the impact you have had on our lives with your always uplifting attitude, incredible warmth, and your welcoming smiles. Love you Browns!!

  19. Stacey P

    Thank you for sharing your wisdom! These are such impactful tips to implement into our home!

  20. Kristin Y.

    Thank you for always sharing your heart! I greatly appreciate the way you have inspired me to learn about successful marriages before being married myself and encourage me to think about the values I want to instill in my own family long before I have children of my own. You have greatly impacted my life and I will be forever changed by your love and friendship. Thank you for everything!

  21. Amani HJ

    This couple is an amazing example of what a marriage should look like. They edify each other continuously, whether or not the other is around. Their integrity and conviction is so strong that you would truly want to listen and learn from their experiences.

  22. Diane

    This whole article resonated with me. I grew up in a home where I was always encouraged and told I could do anything I made up my mind to do. My mom taught me to look for the good in people and situations because you will find what you are looking for! Thank you for sharing such a great article on positivity!

  23. Cheryl

    Great site … a positive home is a happy home. Couldn’t have said it any better

  24. Brandon Lewis

    This was an amazing read! You guys have spread positivity to so many people and have made such a positive impact on our home. Thank you for all you do!

  25. Amanda Millington

    Wow! What a great read! Thank you Terry & Jenny for setting the bar so high! You guys have always lead with positivity and we appreciate that!

  26. Sabrina

    So grateful this world has an amazing couple like you in it. You feed those around you with so much love and faith. Love how you promote expressing gratitude at the dinner table each evening, this truly does work. Because of these words of wisdom my home environment has been a whirlwind of happiness. I’m currently working on the encouraging messages being placed around the home to fulfill your recommended three simple steps to a positive household. Thank you for positively impacting every life you’ve come across, including my own!

  27. Harold DeCamp

    It is amazing how one kind word and being grateful for those moments that can change not only their life but also your life. Then a chain reaction starts because most people want to pay things forward. Thank you for sharing these words of wisdom with everyone because it will continue to send a chain reaction throughout the world. It has helped me reflect on things I need to do to continue to grow. Thank you and God Bless you two.

  28. Callie Angeles

    Gratefulness is one thing we are implementing in our family each and everyday, thanks to your amazing example and mentorship! We love you guys so so much! Appreciate the incredible messages and stories on here! So touching! <3

  29. Aaron

    Just saying thank you to your loved ones on a regular basis for who they are and what they do for you is so huge! Awesome stuff!

  30. Gina W.

    When I began to read the part about hanging positive affirmations around, I admit that I did do the eye roll. However, I do like the idea of making a motto into a piece of art since that is more ‘Me,’ if you will.

  31. Perry Gruber

    It’s such a great experience to enjoy positivity in the home environment. It’s one thing to read such advice. But to see it come alive in one’s life – in one’s own home – is so much better than words. Practical experience with advice brings it home!

  32. Latisha Thomas

    What a great set of ways to promote a positive home environment. They do say everything starts in the home, definitely great that you are putting out how to start at the home with a positive attitude even to failures. I will definitely be using these tips in my own home!

  33. Hwa

    Thanks, it’s quite informative

  34. Jake

    Thanks for the excellent manual

  35. Brittny

    This is really helpful, thanks.

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