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7 Simple Actions to Turn your House into a Dream Home

7 Simple Actions to Turn your House into a Dream Home

Your home is your personal space and the atmosphere of the house has a lot of effect on the mood of the person. It is important to pay attention to the interior designing of your house. If your house is well organized and well-designed then it will have a good impression on your day. You do not have to spend a lot of money to make your house look great and to turn it into your dream home.

Here are some tips that will help in improving the look of your place and make it more inviting.

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1. Making Small Rooms Look Spacious

If you have small rooms, they do not have to look congested. You can make them look spacious by being a little smart. One way of making small rooms look spacious is to use light colors. Paint the walls with light paint because dark colors make the room look smaller. Having large windows is also a good move for making the place look spacious. You can put mirrors on the walls because it will create an optical illusion which will make the place look bigger.

2. Do Not Ignore Insulation

If you want to make your house eco-friendly and green then you should never ignore the insulation. It is an excellent way of making your house energy efficient. Good quality insulation will help in lowering the electricity bills. The heating and cooling system are huge contributors when it comes to the energy bills. You should make sure that there are no leaks around doors, windows or attic doors. You should be careful not to lose the heat because it will increase the energy bills.

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3. Using Maintainable Building Materials

If you respect your environment and want to do something good for it then you should look for ways which will help in making your home green. One way of doing that is using sustainable materials. It is better to use materials which are environmentally friendly. Make sure that all the parts of the house such as cabinets, counters, roofing should be insulated with material which is not harmful to the environment. You can also make use of recycled glass, bamboo, hardwood floor refinishing, recycled plastic etc.

4. Bluetooth LED Bulbs

Technology has brought us so many amazing things and has made our lives so much easier. One of the excellent additions you can make to your house is LED Bluetooth light bulbs. These bulbs are easy to switch on and off by using just an app. You do not have to make the blinded walk back to bed after switching off the lights. You can switch them off while being in bed.

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5. Being Smart and Mixing Things up

You can make your house look beautiful by mixing different things. There is no harm in combining antiquities with modern pieces. You can mix different patterns and textures. The decoration of the house is a reflection of your personality. You can decorate the house with different paintings or even use woodwick candles to create the required level of aroma. You can put two totally different and opposite things next to each other and they will look good together. 

There is no rule that you cannot put expensive things with the cheap ones. You can use rugs and pillows with different patterns and colors. Woodwick candles especially give more fragrance and further enhance the aroma and beauty of the home as they come in different scents.

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6. Using Area Rugs

If you want to create some warmth or texture to the house then you do that by adding area rugs. The rugs are a good option for adding personality to the living space. They also make the place look comfortable. They are not just for decoration they are pretty functional as well. There is an extensive range of variety to choose from.

7. Make your House Smart

You can make your house much more comfortable by adding smart technologies. You can add security to the house by adding smart security systems like alarms and surveillance cameras. You can add programmable thermostat which will help in making the energy consumption more efficient.

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Last Updated on February 15, 2019

Why Is Goal Setting Important to a Truly Fulfilling Life?

Why Is Goal Setting Important to a Truly Fulfilling Life?

In Personal Development-speak, we are always talking about goals, outcomes, success, desires and dreams. In other words, all the stuff we want to do, achieve and create in our world.

And while it’s important for us to know what we want to achieve (our goal), it’s also important for us to understand why we want to achieve it; the reason behind the goal or some would say, our real goal.

Why is goal setting important?

1. Your needs and desire will be fulfilled.

Sometimes when we explore our “why”, (why we want to achieve a certain thing) we realize that our “what” (our goal) might not actually deliver us the thing (feeling, emotion, internal state) we’re really seeking.

For example, the person who has a goal to lose weight in the belief that weight loss will bring them happiness, security, fulfillment, attention, popularity and the partner of their dreams. In this instance, their “what” is weight-loss and their “why” is happiness (etc.) and a partner.

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Six months later, they have lost the weight (achieved their goal) but as is often the case, they’re not happier, not more secure, not more confident, not more fulfilled and in keeping with their miserable state, they have failed to attract their dream partner.

After all, who wants to be with someone who’s miserable? They achieved their practical goal but still failed to have their needs met.

So they set a goal to lose another ten pounds. And then another. And maybe just ten more. With the destructive and erroneous belief that if they can get thin enough, they’ll find their own personal nirvana. And we all know how that story ends.

2. You’ll find out what truly motivates you

The important thing in the process of constructing our best life is not necessarily what goals we set (what we think we want) but what motivates us towards those goals (what we really want).

The sooner we begin to explore, identify and understand what motivates us towards certain achievements, acquisitions or outcomes (that is, we begin moving towards greater consciousness and self awareness), the sooner we will make better decisions for our life, set more intelligent (and dare I say, enlightened) goals and experience more fulfilment and less frustration.

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We all know people who have achieved what they set out to, only to end up in the same place or worse (emotionally, psychologically, sociologically) because what they were chasing wasn’t really what they were needing.

What we think we want will rarely provide us with what we actually need.

3. Your state of mind will be a lot healthier

We all set specific goals to achieve/acquire certain things (a job, a car, a partner, a better body, a bank balance, a title, a victory) because at some level, most of us believe (consciously or not) that the achievement of those goals will bring us what we really seek; joy, fulfilment, happiness, safety, peace, recognition, love, acceptance, respect, connection.

Of course, setting practical, material and financial goals is an intelligent thing to do considering the world we live in and how that world works.

But setting goals with an expectation that the achievement of certain things in our external, physical world will automatically create an internal state of peace, contentment, joy and total happiness is an unhealthy and unrealistic mindset to inhabit.

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What you truly want and need

Sometimes we need to look beyond the obvious (superficial) goals to discover and secure what we really want.

Sadly, we live in a collective mindset which teaches that the prettiest and the wealthiest are the most successful.

Some self-help frauds even teach this message. If you’re rich or pretty, you’re happy. If you’re both, you’re very happy. Pretty isn’t what we really want; it’s what we believe pretty will bring us. Same goes with money.

When we cut through the hype, the jargon and the self-help mumbo jumbo, we all have the same basic goals, desires and needs:

Joy, fulfilment, happiness, safety, peace, recognition, love, acceptance, respect, connection.

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Nobody needs a mansion or a sport’s car but we all need love.

Nobody needs massive pecs, six percent body-fat, a face lift or bigger breasts but we all need connection, acceptance and understanding.

Nobody needs to be famous but we all need peace, calm, balance and happiness.

The problem is, we live in a culture which teaches that one equals the other. If only we lived in a culture which taught that real success is far more about what’s happening in our internal environment, than our external one.

It’s a commonly-held belief that we’re all very different and we all have different goals — whether short term or long term goals. But in many ways we’re not, and we don’t; we all want essentially the same things.

Now all you have to do is see past the fraud and deception and find the right path.

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