When it comes to the idea of creating the best possible life for yourself and your family, do you know what you want? Do you know how that looks? It’s easy to know that you want to be happy in life, but so much harder to actually work out what that looks like. However, it doesn’t have to be impossible. After all, it’s safe to say that we all want to be happy and be able to enjoy our lives together as a family, not only at home but out in the wider world too. Yet, knowing this and actually bringing it to life are two very different ideas.
Even when you know that you want your life to feel much more harmonious, what does that actually look like? And how do you go about creating it? These are all key questions to ensure that you answer in order to bring it to life. But don’t worry if you feel overwhelmed, we’re going to help you. In this blog post, we’re going to take a look at what you need to do to create the perfectly imperfect harmonious life that you’re craving. Not just at home, but in every asset of your life too – from work to travel to your passions too.
So if you’re currently feeling a little overwhelmed or stuck in life if sometimes trying to ‘have it all’ and raise happy healthy children is a bit much – we’ve got you. Let’s get into it.
What Do You Actually Want?
So for starters, it’s all about figuring out what you actually want in life. It’s easy to think that you know what you want – but really understanding it is a whole other story. So what does harmony look like to you? What’s the ideal lifestyle for your family? And not what you think you should want, but what you actually want.
How do You Want Your Life to Look?
As a step on from that is the idea of what your life looks like. Again, we can find that we follow in the footsteps of our own upbringing or we follow in what others are doing – but you can design your family’s lifestyle as you see fit and what you believe is best for you all. But the key is to understand it first – as you just won’t be able to create the lifestyle you want without knowing what it looks like.
In What Ways Do You Want to Raise Your Children?
One of the things that you might want to factor into this process is the idea of how you’re raising your children. Oftentimes, we won’t know how we want to do that at first. We won’t always know the whole way through – but you can adapt and grow as you learn. However, one of the most important things is knowing that you can do it your way and try out different styles, rather than following in the footsteps of friends and family members. This is going to be something that does directly affect your environment, so finding a style that feels comfortable to you and what you want your life to look like is essential.
The Key to Achieving Harmony at Home
So when we break down the idea of harmony in the home, it can come across in a range of different ways. The first is that you want your home to feel calming, which can come down to tidiness, organization, and decor. This is something you’ll want to tailor to your taste, to begin with. But after that, it’s all about setting the right mood and environment for your family to thrive. This is an attitude or a mindset. It’s not about setting rules, but instead creating a safe space for you all to enjoy and thrive in.
Why a Work-Life Balance is Key
Something that is also important to touch on is the idea of establishing the right kind of balance between your work and home lives. It may be that you want to focus more on one over the other in your life, but ultimately, setting the right levels of harmony in your life will always come down to how you’re approaching things. Doing so is going to allow you to make so much more room for calm, joy, travel, and other things too.
The Importance of Nature
When we’re thinking about the idea of calm and harmony, one thing we can’t ignore is just how essential nature is to this. It’s scientifically proven that being in nature is good for you, so ensuring that you get outside as a family from time to time is always a great idea. But you can also surround yourself with pets and animals for the same feeling too. As sad as it is to deal with dog urns and say goodbye, there will always be the love of another pet to take in. Welcoming more nature and animals into your life will always add to the sense of love and zen.
Why Going Against Society is a Good Thing
Another thing that we want to make you aware of is the idea of just doing things your own way. In life, there are so many societal expectations and we often believe that we have to fulfill them – but we don’t. You can choose to live your life and raise your children in whatever way you really want to. It’s not about rebelling or going against the grain to make a point – it’s simply about allowing yourself to live in the way that works for you and raise your children in the best possible way. And that’s always going to be a positive thing.
Making More Room for Joy in Your Life
Then we get to a very vital part of the process which is all about allowing more joy into your life. This is a very crucial step in finding that harmony that you’re looking for, because you deserve to pursue the things that spark joy in your life in order to find happiness. So make sure that you’re looking at your schedule and your priorities in life. What can you move? What can you start to prioritize? Sometimes, all it takes is a new view on how things should be and it will all start to change for you.
Welcoming More Travel
One of the things that you might want to start making more time for is travel. Many of us long to travel more, yet just cannot find the time to do it. Not only that, but we think that we have to prioritize other things when again, that just isn’t the case. So as you’re looking at your lifestyle and your schedule, if you know that you’d like to be able to travel more, think of the different ways that you can allow for this. It’s all about being thrifty, doing your research, and adjusting to new ways of living.
Surrounding Yourself With the Right People
Next, we’re going to think about why having the right people in your life is so important too. Because you’re always going to find that having the wrong people in your life can add to toxicity and unhappiness. It’s okay to cut people out if they hurt you. Instead, aim to surround yourself with quality relationships. It’s never about quantity – particularly when it comes to your harmony in life.
The Key to Being Yourself and a Parent
Finally, we’re going to pivot back to the idea of family exclusively and how your lifestyle and environment can be influenced. Because you may find that the most important thing to you is the idea of embracing who you are in order to create the best possible environment for your children. How you choose to parent is entirely up to you, but at the same time, if you can embrace yourself and find happiness in who you are as a person (and not just a parent), it will allow you to flourish as a parent too.
Creating the Harmony You Crave
So there we have it. As much as it can sometimes seem that you just aren’t able to create the calming, happy reality that you’re looking for, it’s not impossible. Sure, you’re going to want to spend some time working out what that looks like, letting go a little, bringing more joy into your life, and trying to be present and take every day as it comes, but it’s all worth it. Once you’ve been able to find a rhythm and you apply some of the above points to your life, it’s all going to work out for you.
Just make sure that you go forward with the right intentions and that you be kind to yourself. It may take you a while to adjust, along with your family too – but as long as you’re heading in the right direction, you’ll find the perfect way that works for you. So good luck and enjoy the journey!