I think it is safe to say these days we all want that 20 acre homestead with a barn. Fresh vegetables in the garden. Maybe bunch of kids are running around. Us in our perfectly aesthetic kitchen, while we’re in our apron, making sourdough bread, looking out the window. But with housing markets and inflation the way it is that is not possible for all of us. Especially the young families just starting out. It’s hard to be content with day-to-day life when you are just focusing on what is next. While it is good to have goals to work towards lets not miss the days that are currently surrounding us and will one day be “the good ol’ days”
Here a few tips on how to be content with where we are at in life right now. We aren’t guaranteed a tomorrow. So let’s make the best of today.
Make Note of What You Are Grateful For.
Look around at what we have. Do you have a roof over your head, food on the table, a car in your driveway or garage? Yes, maybe you were in the city or in a small town. Wishing you were out on your 20 acres with no neighbors in sight. I understand, it is hard. It is so important to look around and be thankful for what we have right in front of our eyes.
Make Your Space Enjoyable to Be In.
This one I cannot stress enough. I think we all have an unrealistic vision that once we get our perfect house. Thinking it’s going to stay perfectly clean and organized and you’ll have just what you need. I disagree. I think we need to start now practicing and building up for when we do have that dream home of ours. We’re not gonna become perfect housewives overnight. You need to work at what you have now so you will be ready to handle all the work that comes with it.
Most often we think, being in a new bigger space with things that will make everything much better and so much more organized. Yes, to a certain extent that is true but we also have to create a home that is comfortable and keeps us at peace. The home is supposed to be the place where you can come home and want to stay there. Not looking around to a cluttered mess and not wanting to be at home at all. Learn your priorities and what you need to live day-to-day and get rid of the rest. Stop saving those things for a “rainy day” more than likely it won’t happen. If you do, you’ll make do with what you have or just simply go without.
Take a Break From Social Media
This one is huge. It is so easy to see what everyone around you has on social media. Often times it makes you want more and not be content with what you have seeing someone else getting their dream property or their dream kitchen renovation or even just a simple as getting the cast iron pan that you always wanted. Or making the perfect sourdough bread that you only wish you could master yes, can be helpful sometimes, but most often it just makes us more anxious and want more.
I can tell you from personal experience. That taking a social media “cleanse” was probably one of the biggest eye-opener’s for me. I all of a sudden stop scrolling Amazon for the newest things that I saw someone have on Pinterest. I stopped splurge buying when someone would share something that was on sale (that I didn’t really need) which I ended up getting rid of a few months later because it was cluttering up my home and I didn’t really need it.
This one is a hard one for me. We live in a colder climate currently, which is not what I’m used to. I am not a fan of the cold and I don’t like bundling up the kids to go outside, especially during the winter, but getting outside makes me realize that I can still do things I want with my kids and with myself because what I really want in life is a happy family and a peaceful place that I can come into and call home and that me and my husband and my kids want to spend time together in.
I hope this helps you find joy and contentment during this period of waiting and soak in every moment with your loved ones.
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