Learn how to love your home in this 30 day series about making small improvements to,
being grateful for and seeing the beauty in the home you have.
Welcome back to day 5 of our HOME SWEET HOME – 30 Days to Love Your Home series!
So far in the series we have talked about home being the most important place on earth, the myth of perfection, focusing on the good things about your home and remembering all the good memories that have happened in your home.
Today we're going to look at those things cumulatively to create a purpose statement for your home.
First of all, what is a purpose statement?
A purpose statement for your home basically defines what you hope to achieve or accomplish within and through its four walls. It also defines how and why you want to achieve that purpose.
How do you create a purpose statement for your home?
Well, it would be easy to make this into a giant project. To have it hang over your head for months as another ‘should do' on your never-ending to-do list.
But I don't want that for you.
I want you to just mull it over briefly, jot it down and then post it where you can see it. Frame it and hang it. Stick it to the bathroom mirror with washi tape. Or just stick on the fridge with a magnet. All are perfectly acceptable options.
The point is to just get it done.
A great way to word your home's mission statement is: Our mission is to…by doing…so that….
For example, a home mission statement I found online while researching this series reads:
“The mission of this home is to nurture and nourish the mind, body and spirit of all who enter by creating a warm and welcoming refuge and an atmosphere of love, learning, simplicity and order so that our own family and guests alike will leave here feeling refreshed, encouraged and well loved.”
Create your home's purpose statement. Jot it down. Post it where you'll see it regularly.
By creating a mission or purpose statement for your home, you will be better able to frame all the decisions you make through that lens.
For example, when there is little money for renovations and your purpose is to open your home to others, it's easy to choose to spend money on adding seating to your living room or dining room vs adding organization to the garage.
Create your home's purpose statement, post it and then live by it.
You'll love your home just a little more when you can fulfill the purpose you set out for it!
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