Your family is one of the most precious things that exist in your life. They are the ones that you can definitely count on during times of hardships. Your parents, your siblings and other relatives will always be there by your side whenever you need them.
Time comes when you will also have to start your own family. It is a tough decision. For some families things haven’t always worked out right. So would you make yours happy and fulfilling? How do you give your family a happy home?
16 Tips on How to Create a Happy Home
# 1 Enjoy the company of every member of your family.
When you say, “They are my family,” people always assume that you are very close to them. Make sure that you have time for your kids and spouse. Cook them dinner, and prepare an activity that each and every one of you will enjoy. If weekends are approaching, you can always find ideas on the internet on how to spend your time every Saturday and Sunday. You might also like to read: how to raise happy kids.
# 2 Sharing stories is one great way to create a happy home environment.
Ask your kids to tell you what happened in school or what new events they have experienced outside your home. Always make time for your family – to listen to their little stories, to give them yours while sitting in a couch sharing doughnuts and milk together.
# 3 Always share the love inside the house.
A happy home is a combination of shared love and satisfaction from the parents. You and your partner should be an example of a happy marriage and love to your kids. Do not let them give the love to you, instead, introduce it to them. If they knew it before you did teach them, it will most likely be the reason for them to move out early when they grow up.
# 4 Renovate the house, if necessary because some experts say that color really affects your mood.
There are certain patterns or colors that bring about certain moods. For example, in your kids’ rooms, the best color would be blue to help them get a good night’s sleep. Green or yellow would be better for your living room to have a lively and happy vibe for your family and visitors.
# 5 Create a Relaxing environment.
Life sometimes can be stressful with a lot of things going on at the same time, make sure you create a stress-free environment, where all the members of the family, are happy to come home and relax. Relaxation can also stimulate creativity.
# 6 Laughter is the best way to release stress and make you happy.
Are you laughing enough? Get the habit in making some funny jokes or watch together some programmes that make you laugh.
You might also like to read a post I have written about Laughter: The power of laughter, laughing can help us to live a happier life
# 7 Be affectionate to your spouse and children.
Always make sure that you have time to be intimate with your partner. Kiss them when they come home, and hug them when they feel incomplete at times. For your kids, always hug them tight and shower them with kisses. Be close to every family member. Make sure to always know what they think and help them whenever problems arise. You might also like to read: How to be Happy in a relationship.
# 8 Always eat together.
As much as possible, eat breakfast, lunch, snacks and dinner with every member of the family seated at the dining table. This gives you the time to talk about your daily activities, at work, and in school. This will give you the chance to know more about your family and have some quality time with them. A happy home consists of a family that connects with one another.
# 9 Blood is thicker than water.
Always put your family first in your priority list. This goes to all members of the family. You can also have time with your friends but when there are problems, see to it that you are always there for the family.
# 10 Clutter will cause so much stress.
To avoid this, always clean every part of your house. Make sure that your kids and spouse are helping you out. This could be one of the activities your family will be doing on holidays or every weekend. Always change the bed sheets, curtains, and tablecloths, and organize your stuff to give a fresh new vibe inside the house.
# 11 Review what your family has done for the day.
List all the happy memories that happened. Or perhaps, ask them what the best part of today’s activities is. Once you are done collecting their thoughts and ideas, reflect which activity is the best and make it happen again in the future.
12 Take care of the tasks at home.
You cannot let all the dishes wash themselves, right? So while your partner and children are away for work and school, clean the house and do the pending jobs at home. You can also use your spare time to cook them dinner so that when they come home, you don’t have to rush things up. You can just microwave the food and get it ready to eat.
# 13 Remember; do not fight with your spouse in front of the kids.
If you can tone down your voice, do it. Argue inside your bedroom and make sure your kids do not suspect that a fight between the two of you is brewing. A happy home is one that has a calm environment. Likewise, do not allow your kids shout at you. Talk to them privately and intimately. Do not teach them how to argue, and admonish them, if necessary.
# 14 Tell your kids that they are very fortunate to have a brother or a sister (if they have any).
Tell them that fighting with siblings is bad and is not good for the harmony of the family.
# 15 Do not spend all your time at work.
See to it that you have spare time for the children and for your partner.
# 16 Be positive and appreciate what you have.
Be Grateful you have a Home and make Gratitude part of your daily life in your home.
Family will always be the best group of people in your life. Be sure that if you want to make their lives happy, start with your own family and always wear the happy smile on your face.
Here we are at the end of my post about How Create a Happy Home Environment, I hope you enjoyed my tips and I wish you all a Happy Home!
Here is a picture hanging on my kitchen wall.