Over the last 13 months we have had to figure out our new “normal”. I have had to figure out our routine what works for us to have a happy household. As you know during the first year of a baby’s life routines are ever changing. So, our routine has changed a lot. After a year of our new family dynamics I am finally starting to feel like we are getting our grove on in this house. Having four daughters in our house means that you never know what you are going to get from day to day. You never know who is going to be happy, who is going to be upset, etc. As I tell people in one moment we usually have every emotion going on. Someone is happy, sad, mad, silly, etc. I have learned that in life we have to focus on the good things. We have to try to ignore the difficult times. The more focus you put on all the good in your life the more good you will have. This goes along with my belief in choosing to be happy. I thought I would share a few things I have figured out work for us.
- Music. This is a big one in our house. My girls love to sing and dance. So, whenever I notice someone is going to lose it I put some music on and we have a dance party. This is truly the best part of my day. I love dancing with my girls. Every single one of them smiles and giggles all throughout our dance party. Now, I must say for awhile I forgot how much I loved this and we haven’t been having dance parties as much as we should. But lately, we have been having them daily and they have really changed our days. It has made our days so much happier. Even when we aren’t dancing simply having music on is mood changing.
- Going outside. Taking my girls outside to play for a little bit is a game changer. It can be as simple as playing on the driveway or in the backyard. Some days we will take a walk, go to the playground, or the pool. But typically it’s as simple as walking out our front door. Going outside always puts each of us in a better mood. Sunshine and fresh air is amazing for your mood.
- A change of scenery. Some days simply going to the store, the mall, Mimi and Papa’s house, etc. is all we need. Just changing things up. Everyone no matter how old gets tired of the same old, same old.
Seriously, breaking up our day in anyway we can is the best. I have learned that having pajama days are great, but not every day. We all need to get out of the house and breath every once in awhile. By adding these simple adjusted have made a huge impact on our family.
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What are your favorite rituals to do to make your days happy?