Article updated on November 29th, 2017
A stressful home brings on all sorts of problems for those living there. Daily we send family members out into the world to deal with the stress of work and school. When they return home, they should find a safe haven instead of just another stressful place. Home should be a place where they can get away from it all.
10 Ways To Relieve Stress In Your Home
Be Cheerful – Family members need to be cheerful, even when they don’t feel like it. Moodiness and bad attitudes bring about stress for those around it and it only escalates in everyone.
Keep Things Attractive – Not everyone lives in a brand new house with fresh paint and new furniture, but it doesn’t mean your home doesn’t have to look nice. Believe it or not, our children see if we care about our homes. Pick up the toys scattered across the yard, roll up the water hose, and wash the windows.
Keep The Home Organized – There is nothing like digging through clutter looking for a library book or a set of keys when you are rushed to get out the door. Work on organization in the home, everything should be its place.
Organize Your Children – Children need to learn to be organized. It helps in their school work and will be needed when they have a job. Organized children helps you out in the long run.
Show Kindness and Respect – Every family member needs to show both kindness and respect to each person. Parents, your child deserves kindness and respect just like you do. Don’t forget some people need their alone time to recharge – respect that.
Go On Outings Together – Spend time together away from home. Day trips, museums, or an afternoon at the park are ways to help reduce stress and make memories.
Just Have Fun –Movie night with popcorn, game night, or any way you spend quality time with your family brings on happiness, fun, and good memories.
Spiritual Environment – Family Bible time is important. Teaching and learning about the Lord, His promises, and blessings lowers anxiety.
Security In The Home – Creating a safe place for our families brings about a sense of security. Would you believe when a child doesn’t feel safe in their home, their schoolwork suffers?
Show Love – Our home should over flow with love for everyone. During disciplinary times, those involved should show and receive love. When friends enter our homes, they should feel the love that is shown there.
Stress causes a lot of health problems. As a parent, it is up to us to make sure our children have no more added stress when they are at home. As a homemaker, it is up to us to make sure we are not adding any more stress to our families.
A Happy Home is a Healthy Home.