Updated January 1, 1 . AmFam Team
Your home is your safe haven. No matter how busy you get or how long you’re away, home is always a comforting place to be. It’s where you unwind, recharge, make memories and live out the details of your personal life.
It’s so much more than just a roof over your head — it’s the place your dreams grow. So shouldn’t it be a place that inspires you?
After all, when it comes to pursuing your dreams, it’s all about your mindset. And the look and feel of your environment plays a big role in how you approach each day. If you’ve ever looked around your home or apartment and felt less than pleased with it, it may be time to make some changes.
No matter what your space or budget, there are small ways to sprinkle inspiration throughout your home and make it a space to love and thrive in. Here’s where to start:
Wake up happy. Start with the bedroom — especially if you’ve got limited time or resources. Waking up each day with a smile on your face can really help you stay motivated and inspired all day long. Kick-start happiness by placing a memento that brings you joy on your nightstand or arranging your bed so the first thing you see each morning is the sun peeking through your window.
Post a reminder of your goals. Whether you write it on a post-it and stick it on your bathroom mirror or hang a representative picture on your fridge, it’s always good to remind yourself of what you’re working towards! Putting it right in front of your face will help keep your priorities straight and make sure you don’t sweep your dreams under the rug.
Display your milestones. A good way to keep moving toward your dream is by reminding yourself of how far you’ve already come. Dream of going back to school? Hang your latest diploma to emphasize that you’ve done it before, you can do it again! Want to travel more? Display pictures of your past adventures to re-spark the feeling of purpose they gave you.
Decorate with intent. Motivational sayings may not be your decorating style, but there are subtle ways to surround yourself with décor that inspires you. Does a certain color make you happy? Pull it in to your space with curtains or throw pillows. Are there certain aspects of your personality that make you proud to be you? Make sure they’re represented! If you identify with your space, it’ll feel natural to focus in on what you want and how you can achieve it.
Light up the inspiration. Lighting has a funny way of influencing our mood. So make sure you optimize it in your home! Get the most out of natural lighting by hanging sheer curtains and arranging furniture to face the windows. At night, use lamps with soft lighting and set out candles to help fuel your inspiration — the aromatherapy is an added bonus!
Designate a space for dreaming. This can be as simple as setting up a reading corner with a comfy chair or claiming an entire room as your office or craft space — whatever makes sense for your specific goals! Sometimes you just need to escape the stresses of your everyday and focus in on how you can accomplish your biggest dreams.
Whatever you do, remember you deserve a living space that sparks happiness and inspiration. Take time now to make these little changes and see the difference it can make over time. Not only will your home be a place for your dreams to grow, it’ll be a place for them to thrive.
You’ll want to protect those thriving dreams, and we can help! Your American Family Insurance agent (Opens in a new tab) is happy to go over your home coverage options. Connect with them today and get the peace of mind you need to keep on dreaming fearlessly.
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