Simple Tips to Find Contentment In Your Home

December 21, 2023

In this post, I will delve into practical tips to foster contentment in your home, while also exploring the deeper meaning of contentment and the sources of discontentment. Join me as we navigate the path to finding true peace and satisfaction within our living spaces.

What is contentment?

Contentment is a state of happiness and satisfaction.  I am confident in saying that most of us would like to feel that way daily, right? I’m also sure we’ve all heard that comparison is the thief of joy. See, we live in a time where it is too easy to compare our lives, our homes, our finances-everything– to someone on the internet. And that is going to get you feeling discontent real quick. Fret not, I have five practical tips you can implement to get out of that slump of discontentment and find true happiness in your home, as it is, right this second!

Five tips to find contentment in your home

  1. Wake up before kids/everyone else
  2. Gratitude journal
  3. Social media break
  4. Take a trip down memory lane
  5. Start small, set a budget

Now, let’s dive into how to implement each of these!

Benefits of waking up early 

Early looks different for everyone. For some, early means 4 am, while others consider 8 am early. With that said, the qualification for early for the sake of this post, is simply before your children wake up. How much earlier should that be? Well, that is entirely for you to decide. I prefer to have at least one good hour, but of course, it doesn’t always end up that way. You may benefit from just 10 minutes. It’s truly up to you.

Why should you wake up before your kids, you may be asking? Well, for some peace and quiet of course! Just kidding (but also not), it goes much deeper than that! Having dedicated time in your day-to-day for just yourself can be extremely beneficial for your mental health, and it allows you to truly prepare for the day, mentally and physically, and ensure you’re starting on the right foot. Your morning dictates the rest of the day, so make sure to make it count! I’ll list some ideas below if you’re not sure what to do in that time.

What is a gratitude journal?

It is not a special journal that you need to go out and buy (though they do exist), gratitude journaling is simply the act of recording what you’re grateful for daily. The common practice is to write down three things, but I have a few specifics to add-

You can incorporate gratitude journaling into your morning routine, as mentioned above!

Take a social media break

While it’s great to gather inspiration online, it can also go too far and we find ourselves unhappy with our circumstances and are drowning in comparison. When you find yourself slipping down that rabbit hole, it’s time to hit *delete* if only temporarily.

Take a trip down memory lane

I want you to think about the house (or houses) you grew up in. Think about the things you didn’t like, and that you don’t have in your home. On a positive note, think about the things you did like, and see what similarities can be found in your current home!

Start small, set a budget

Understand that your home is not going to transform overnight. Before we get into setting a budget, I want to point out something important. If something in your home isn’t actively serving a purpose, and it doesn’t fit your vision ƒor your home, get rid of it now. You may not be able to turn around and replace it, but you will have a clean slate for when that time comes.

Set a monthly budget, weekly budget, or whatever fits your circumstances, and curate your home piece by piece. It’s going to take time, and that’s okay.

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Hi, I'm Gabby! I'm passionate about sharing the art of homemaking, where every season brings new opportunities to curate a cozy home that embraces the essence of each season, making every moment special.