Friday, May 25, 2012

Maintaining the Peace in Your Home Life

Guest post written by Evan Smith.   For more information on this kind of post, please read my disclosure statement.

Maintaining the peace in your home life is undoubtedly very stressful, challenging and demanding. In a perfect world, our home is a peaceful environment that is completely detached from the chaotic world outside. Unfortunately, there is no perfect world. Our home life can often be just as stressful, if not more stressful than the hectic world outside. Luckily, there are some key steps you and your family can take to ensure that peace is maintained in your household. Certain rules should be established and each family member must be responsible for adhering to these rules. Let's take a look at some of the ways to maintain the peace in your home.

Don't Bring Your Work Home

One of the major toxic elements that can create stress in a household is that tension from the workplace is brought into the home. Did you get into an argument with your boss? Are your co-workers irritating you each and every day? If you bring anger and frustration from work back home, you are really being unfair to your family members. There are some potential ways to ensure that you have a positive attitude the moment you step into your home. You can create some relaxing soundtracks that you can listen to on your commute home. You can also say a few things you are grateful for before entering your home in order to get into a positive mindset.

Maintain a Clean Home

A cluttered home leads to a cluttered mind, and a cluttered mind is a chaotic one. It is important for each family member to chip in and participate in the cleaning of the house. This will enable each member to understand just how much effort is required to maintain a household. Also, as a result, each member will be less likely to create a mess. A clean home will absolutely help maintain the peace level.

Avoid Nitpicking

Nitpicking is a surefire way to stir arguments and diminish the peace in your home. Is it really necessary to criticize a family member for not putting the cap back on the toothpaste? If you let the small insignificant things go, you will definitely help maintain the peace in your home. Also, you will simply feel better within yourself by just letting some things go.

Use Positive Reinforcement

No matter how big or small of an accomplishment one of your family members makes, you should be sure to praise them. If a family member feels that he or she is never receiving recognition for personal accomplishments, there is ultimately bound to be stress and tension within the household. An excellent way to maintain the peace in a household is to place positive quotes throughout the home that all family members can appreciate and adopt.

While the outside world can be cruel and chaotic, a positive home life can be maintained if each family member follows these important rules.

Evan Smith is a husband and proud father of four children. He is a regular contributor for  Evan and his wife have maintained a very positive home life by adopting these rules. Registered & Protected


Emmy said...

Great rules! And totally agree. The clutter one has definitely slipped around here lately

Simone said...

I liked this. I fall into the nitpicking category! (Ashamed to admit.) said...

Maintaing a clean house? Um, that might be a tough one. Xx

I figure that if the children are alive when my husband gets home at the end of the day, I've done my job.

----Roseanne Barr

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