“Creating a happy home is a conscious choice, as is creating a happy marriage.”
Well, we're not married but Nishantha and I have been really focused on creating a happy home lately.
In order to do this, we both need to take care of ourselves, take care of the babies, and take care of each other. If we don't take care of our own most basic needs, like sleep, it's harder to make sure everyone else's needs are met, and it becomes easier to become unhappy.
Lately when little stressors come up, we've been saying "Happy family" to each other as a reminder of what we want. It's really helpful. Intentionally reminding ourselves of what we both want helps to make it happen. We let little things go, focus on the positive, and try to steer clear of negativity.
PS This picture is from Thanksgiving Day when we could not steer our way out of four hours of traffic. “Happy family!”
Friends, what do you do to create a happy home? Happy marriage?
Quote: I Know How She Does It: How Successful Women Make the Most of Their Time by Laura Vanderkam
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