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Today, we have a special guest, Julianna Kovacs, who is a conscious parenting coach and recovering perfectionist, that enjoys helping Mothers become more conscious and mindful in parenting.  I really enjoy Julianna’s insights and wisdom when it comes to conscious parenting and certainly love the community over on her facebook page.  So, without further ado, I turn the blog over to her.

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Creating a home environment where everyone feels safe to be themselves is important.  A safe home environment helps every family member feel free to talk without judgment, everyone can relax easier, and no one minds being home.

Do you feel good when you arrive home after working all day or when you’ve been at home all day? Do you find your home a sanctuary to relax or does it feel like a second shift at work? How do your kids feel when they come home? Are they hyper and demanding or do they feel calm and ready to slow down? Does your teenager like to be at home or does he/she escape as often as possible?

Here are 5 ideas for making your home feel great. I use these myself and with my clients as a parenting coach.

Organize

Disorganized areas and clutter drains your energy. Visual chaos keeps you on high alert and acts as a reminder to get busy working on your To Do list. It sends a subconscious message that you really shouldn’t be relaxing; you should get going to finish your housework. Your subconscious mind receives about 10 million bits of information per second but only about 40 gets to your conscious mind, depending on your focus. Clutter and neglected chores are running in your subconscious like open windows on your computer and draining your energy.

In my experience, we often dread or procrastinate on a task because in our mind it seems like a huge undertaking and so we overestimate the time it would take to finish. If you set a timer to do 10 minutes of decluttering once or twice a day, you’ll be amazed at how much you accomplish in a week. And, because starting is often the hardest part so once you get started you will probably continue on for longer than your scheduled time.

Create rules for your kids

Having set boundaries and rules saves you a lot of energy when you’re confronted with a situation. It saves you from trying to make rules as you go along to temporarily solve a problem. When you and your kids know the rules ahead of time you can always refer to them when you need to enforce them.

Choose three areas that are important or are non-negotiable to you and create a rule around each. Go easy on the rest once you’re clear on what it is you really want. This is really helpful when you deal with teenagers.  With younger kids it helps them to remember and consistently follow 3 big rules, a manageable number for them.  Imagine having a job where they have hundreds of rules and they’re changing them all the time without notice, you would be chronically stressed out and paralyzed, unable to function at work.

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Listen

Listening is a skill that we all need to practice. Most of us listen with the intent of answering.
Pay full attention. Kids will learn from you about how to listen. They model you, so if you want your teenager to listen to your advice, you have to start early by showing them how to listen and show concern for the feelings and opinions of others.

Problem solving

When something is bothering you, find solutions to work them out with everyone in your family. We have a tendency to push away issues until they’re overwhelming and we can’t take it any longer. Unresolved issues can fuel feelings of resentment, fear, anger, upset, bitterness and so on. All feelings are energy and if we let them build up they will explode. Don’t wait too long. Work on solutions when you’re calm. You can journal and meditate to work them out on your own, or when you’re in a calm state so that you can find a diplomatic way to talk to those involved.

Have fun together

Every day for 30 minutes spend family time together. It is easier with younger kids since they’re always ready to play. In our house after dinner we always do something together, like play cards or a board game, go for a walk, go out to have ice cream, anything that involves the whole family. Also we have dinner together when possible, which is almost always.

There are many other ways to create a peaceful home. Share some of the ways you have a calm and peaceful home environment in the comments below.

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Julianna is a conscious parenting coach for mothers with young children. Personal growth and spirituality was always part of her life, but it really accelerated after the birth of her son. Her mission is to help moms to create a calm and understanding home and to raise conscious, responsible, happy, resilient children, who will be able to change the World. She’s strongly believes,
“It is easier to build strong children, than to repair broken adults”. (F.Douglas)
Her website is Julianna Kovacs.  You can also connect with her on Facebook in her group Empowering Mothers.
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These tips are so so helpful and I’m just thankful that Julianna agreed to stop by and share them with all of us today.  I certainly aim to create more fun with the boys on a daily basis.  I hope you find these tips just as helpful as I do.  
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19 thoughts on “5 Ways to a Great Home Environment

  • August 25, 2016 at 11:09 am
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    I love this, Julianna. Your take on listening really struck a chord. It’s something I’ve been working on as a parent, especially now that my daughter is growing and can communicate more. I have to keep in mind that just because she’s just a toddler, doesn’t mean she doesn’t have a voice worth listening to. Thank you for sharing your insightful thoughts with us on #shinebloghop!

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    • August 25, 2016 at 11:43 pm
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      Great point, Maria! Our littles Do have a voice worth listening to. I know I struggle almost daily! We’re all a work in progress though, aren’t we? 🙂

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    • August 27, 2016 at 10:09 pm
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      Your Welcome Maria, I’m so happy that you find it useful, you’re doing a great job by recognizing and paying attention to what your daughter says. 😊

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  • August 25, 2016 at 7:18 pm
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    These are wonderful tips! The clutter in my house is making me crazy. It’s truly sucking the life and energy out of me. I need to try your 10 minute timer trick. That’s a great way to get started without getting too overwhelmed. Thanks for the inspiration :).
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    • August 25, 2016 at 8:21 pm
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      Candace, clutter really brings me down, too! I can’t wait to get more organizing stuff for our house because this Momma really needs a way to tame the kids’ madness! 🙂

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    • August 27, 2016 at 10:16 pm
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      Thank you Candace 😊 I used to be a professional organizer, that is where I developed the 10 min. strategy to help my clients to stay that way longer.

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  • August 26, 2016 at 9:30 am
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    Being organized really does set the stage. It makes this so much easier. I am still working on that though 🙁

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    • August 26, 2016 at 4:06 pm
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      Trust me, Hil, you are Not the only one! I’m doing good if I can write down my tasks each day and no one breaks their neck on toys strewn about! 🙂

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    • August 27, 2016 at 10:19 pm
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      You’re definitely not the only one Hil. You can do it I’ve seen it many times ….. Once you see progress you will want to keep going.

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  • August 27, 2016 at 8:40 pm
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    These are great tips that are easy to incorporate into the normal daily schedule that is life.

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    • August 28, 2016 at 2:26 pm
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      They sure are! And can work so well for kids of all ages! Thanks for stopping by Whitney! 🙂

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  • August 29, 2016 at 10:10 am
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    Listening and problem solving are my pet peeves. These are awesome suggestions that you listed.

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  • August 29, 2016 at 12:27 pm
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    I love this, Thanks for sharing! Listening is so important, so is family dinners! #bloggybrunch

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    • August 29, 2016 at 8:40 pm
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      Family dinners are something that’s Super important to me as well. Thankfully, so far, we always have them! 🙂

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  • September 8, 2016 at 8:41 pm
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    Love these tips! I think routine and rules is super important in a home environment for it to function in a happy way!

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    • September 9, 2016 at 12:38 am
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      You are so right. It seems I’m in a constant inventing and reinventing of routines in our house. Then again, we have a 3yo and 10mo lol 🙂

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