I maintain a happy, peaceful environment in my home.

Making things work smoothly in my home provides a positive experience for my family and me. It creates a productive environment where we all feel that we are part of a team, instead of just individuals living together in the same home.

Maintaining the peace has many benefits!

When everyone is happily working together, the housework and other responsibilities are finished quickly. As a result, our home is clean and uncluttered, which makes it feel warm, welcoming, and peaceful.

Plus, with the work out of the way, we have more time to spend together on fun activities!

We practice being nice to each other. Saying “please” and “thank you” encourages our family to be more courteous to each other. When we treat each other with respect, our entire family is in a better mood.

As with any family, there are still times when the kids have challenges with each other. I teach the kids useful methods to reduce stress and communicate effectively to help resolve their challenges more peacefully.

I find that keeping my own emotions on an even keel helps my family remain calm as well. Counting to ten always helps me to stay calm, even when things are going a bit crazy.

Today, I am glad that my peaceful demeanor is helping to provide a happy home for my family. When my family is happy, I feel that all is right with my world!

Self-Reflection Questions:

1. How can I provide a more peaceful environment at home?
2. What strategies do I use to keep calm?
3. How can I teach my children stress-reduction methods?