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?