Life with kids is full of constant adventure and activity. In the midst of the chaos, a peaceful home can seem like an unreachable dream. While one moment may seem calm and peaceful, the next can quickly turn. When the chaos hits, it can be hard to cultivate a peaceful home. In fact, those moments can be some of the most trying moments as a mom.
When I think about a peaceful home, I think of a friend of mine. She has seven boys and yet she constantly exhibits peace to me. Recently, we had dinner at their house and from the moment I stepped in the door, I could sense the peace. After being at their home, I was challenged to be a woman who brings peace to our home.
Friends, a peaceful home does not have to be an unreachable dream or impossible task.
7 Ways to Cultivate a Peaceful Home
A peaceful home does not mean there will not be messes.
A peaceful home does not mean there will not be chaos, messes, or arguing kids. These things are going to happen. They are part of life. The messy moments of life are what teach us so much. There is purpose in the mess. A peaceful home means the overall state is not one panic and disarray.
Take care of yourself.
Cultivating a peaceful home starts with you. We have the opportunity to change the environment of our homes with our attitudes. Many times when things seem anything but peaceful, I have to ask myself, “am I creating this by chasing my own agenda and not God’s?” Starting my day with God helps center me for the day and turns my eyes off of myself and onto Him.
Speak words of truth.
Our words hold so much power. In the most chaotic moments, we have to choose our reaction. When my kids are arguing and everything seems to be a mess, it can be easy to lose it. However, speaking words of truth helps to focus us all. The more I am pointing out the good throughout the day, the more I start to notice the good and believe it.
Love your husband.
One of the biggest ways a home can be peaceful is by daily loving your husband. When you are loving him well, you are creating a place of peace.
Stay off your phone.
When the day turns to chaotic, it is so easy to gravitate towards social media. However, I have found that when I do this, I usually go down a trail I did not need to go down. Feelings of comparison can sink in. Put the phone down and be present in life, even when it may be hard.
Turn on music.
Sometimes during the chaos of every day life, I will have the kids come to the table, turn on music, and lay out paper and crayons and markers. As they focus on creating, I focus on filling my mind with truth from the words of the music.
Light a candle.
There is something so peaceful about having a candle burning. Growing up, I have many fond memories of my mom having a candle lit in the kitchen. The visual look of the candle flickering and the smells that fill our home, help infuse our homes with peace.
I was recently given some lovely candles form Antique Candleworks, and have loved smelling them throughout my home. The candles come in adorable jars in various sizes. They use wax from domestically grown soy beans and fine fragrance oils, which helps ensure that each candle is clean burning and long-lasting. Trust me the scents just fill your home. My current favorites are Southern Hospitality and Back Roads.
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There is purpose in the messy moments of life. Cultivating a peaceful home does not just happen, it happens with intentional decisions. We have to choose to run after peace. This week, when the chaos hits, I encourage you to try these tips and see if they help!
What are some ways you cultivate peace in your home?
Thank you to Antique Candleworks for helping sponsor this post. All opinions are entirely my own.