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6 Huge Lifestyle Benefits of Small Houses

6 Huge Lifestyle Benefits of Small Houses

Living in small houses has a lot of advantages. You should now that big does not always mean good. If you move to a smaller living space then you should know that you can make the best of it. The larger homes may look like a better option because it is spacious but living in small places may be a more convenient option. You can do a favor to the environment by saving energy with a small house. You can also save resources and money.

1. Living a cost-effective and affordable Life

Living in a small place means that you can keep your expenses low as well. You do not have to waste extra money on filling up empty spaces with decorative items. When you only have a little space to fill then you are careful about the things that you buy. You will prefer to buy furniture, appliances, and electronics which are extremely useful and are essentially needed. Having a smaller room will help in prioritizing which items you should buy. Knowing that your expenses will stay within your budget will offer you peace of mind and you will be able to enjoy your humble abode more.

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2. Spend less time Cleaning

Cleaning the house is something that you cannot ignore. To live a healthy lifestyle you need to keep your living space clean and tidy. A large house looks spacious but it is not easy to clean them. You need to dedicate a lot of time to cleaning a large house so it is not possible to do it regularly. But if you live in a small house, it is much easier to clean. It will be time-saving as there are fewer items in it to clean. You can clean the house every weekend because it is not difficult to dedicate about two hours to your house.

3. Easier to make it Secure

If you travel a lot then you need to make sure that your house is safe and secure. You need to do a lot of work in order to ensure the security of the house especially if it is a big one. It is easier to make a security plan for a smaller house. There are fewer doors and windows to monitor. It is easier to install an effective security system when there are only a few points to cover.

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4. Customize the home according to your Taste

If you have small homes and cottages then you will find it easier to customize. If you try to customize a large space it can cost you a lot of money. You will need a large budget to furnish a large space. If you have a small space then you will find it easier to decorate it. You can create a warm and welcoming house with a small budget.

5. Do not worry about any Debts

Having a small living place will encourage a simple living which means that you will be able to keep the expenses under control. It will make sure that they never exceed your income which means there is no chance of you worrying about any debt. Even if you are tempted to buy expensive household items you will avoid them because there is simply not enough space to put them. It will help in downsizing and saving money which you can invest in a better place.

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6. Good option for building Relationships

Families living in large places can be close also but a small place means that you have to come across the family members all the time. With time, you find it easier to walk around other people and this makes it easier to communicate and address any issues or problems. A small house means that you get to spend time together in one place. You can plan family nights which is good for building healthy relationships.

At first, you may find living in a small house compromising but if you are smart and look for all the positives, living in a small house will become a lot of fun and you will live a good life.

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Last Updated on May 15, 2019

How to Tap Into the Power of Positivity

How to Tap Into the Power of Positivity

As it appears, the human mind is not capable of not thinking, at least on the subconscious level. Our mind is always occupied by thoughts, whether we want to or not, and they influence our every action.

“Happiness cannot come from without, it comes from within.” – Helen Keller

When we are still children, our thoughts seem to be purely positive. Have you ever been around a 4-year old who doesn’t like a painting he or she drew? I haven’t. Instead, I see glee, exciting and pride in children’s eyes. But as the years go by, we clutter our mind with doubts, fears and self-deprecating thoughts.

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Just imagine then how much we limit ourselves in every aspect of our lives if we give negative thoughts too much power! We’ll never go after that job we’ve always wanted because our nay-saying thoughts make us doubt our abilities. We’ll never ask that person we like out on a date because we always think we’re not good enough.

We’ll never risk quitting our job in order to pursue the life and the work of our dreams because we can’t get over our mental barrier that insists we’re too weak, too unimportant and too dumb. We’ll never lose those pounds that risk our health because we believe we’re not capable of pushing our limits. We’ll never be able to fully see our inner potential because we simply don’t dare to question the voices in our head.

But enough is enough! It’s time to stop these limiting beliefs and come to a place of sanity, love and excitement about life, work and ourselves.

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So…how exactly are we to achieve that?

It’s not as hard as it may seem; you just have to practice, practice, practice. Here are a few ideas on how you can get started.

1. Learn to substitute every negative thought with a positive one.

Every time a negative thought crawls into your mind, replace it with a positive thought. It’s just like someone writes a phrase you don’t like on a blackboard and then you get up, erase it and write something much more to your liking.

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2. See the positive side of every situation, even when you are surrounded by pure negativity.

This one is a bit harder to put into practice, which does not mean it’s impossible.

You can find positivity in everything by mentally holding on to something positive, whether this be family, friends, your faith, nature, someone’s sparkling eyes or whatever other glimmer of beauty. If you seek it, you will find it.

3. At least once a day, take a moment and think of 5 things you are grateful for.

This will lighten your mood and give you some perspective of what is really important in life and how many blessings surround you already.

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4. Change the mental images you allow to enter your mind.

How you see yourself and your surroundings make a huge difference to your thinking. It is like watching a DVD that saddens and frustrates you, completely pulling you down. Eject that old DVD, throw it away and insert a new, better, more hopeful one instead.

So, instead of dwelling on dark, negative thoughts, consciously build and focus on positive, light and colorful images, thoughts and situations in your mind a few times a day.

If you are persistent and keep on working on yourself, your mind will automatically reject its negative thoughts and welcome the positive ones.

And remember: You are (or will become) what you think you are. This is reason enough to be proactive about whatever is going on in your head.

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