6 Home Resolutions To Take this New Year
Happy new year!
Time to get optimistic and start a fresh new year. In a mood for a few good resolutions? Why not start with your home?
Here are some ideas to help make your life better at home, along with concrete steps to take to achieve these results. Ready ,set, go!
1. Appreciate what you already have
Why not make the start of the new year a time to focus on the abundance you already have in your life, rather than things on your wish list? Read books from your own shelves, cook meals from your pantry, listen to music you haven’t played for a while, pull out your favorite old movies, snuggle under your favorite blanket. Appreciate the plenty all around you!
2. Identify what you truly love
Following your heart and choosing things for your home that you really like can be harder than it sounds. Commit this year to paying closer attention to what styles, colors and textures attract you. When you know what you like, you can make better choices and building a house that really feels home-y.
3. Change things you don't like.
Removing the negative is just as important (or even more important than) adding the positive. Have you been living with a wall color, chair or box of mementos that is weighing you down?
4. Don’t let renting stop you from making your home a place where you love to be.
Dubai is known to be an expensive place to live, where most people rent an apartment or a house. This doesn't mean your place can't be your home! Make the most of the situation and get things that truly represents you and make you feel at home.There are tons of things that can personalize a rental: removable wallpaper, stick-on picture hooks, area rugs, houseplants and curtains.
5. Be brave and change the big picture if you need to.
If your living situation is stretching you financially or otherwise stressing you out (maintenance of a large home can be exhausting!) take a step back and consider whether changing where you live could make your life easier. What would it feel like to live well within your means, in a big-enough home? Or consider what your life would be like if you lived in a smaller space, closer to your work and friends … or farther away from the city, in a place where you could grow that garden you’ve always wanted. Use the new year as an opportunity to do some bigger-picture thinking about what you want from your home.
6. Promise yourself treats
.You deserve a treat once in a while! Little things, like fresh flowers, a fancy bar of soap, a cup of tea or a fresh baguette from your favorite bakery can be a bright spot in an ordinary day. But consider working bigger treats into your life, too — if you love music, for example, you can save money to get the music intstrument you always wanted. Which resolutions are you taking in 2016? Let us know!