Today we continue our two-part series on how to keep peaceful during a remodeling project. Make sure to read part 1 first!
Be sure to find a healthy outlet to vent frustrations to keep your relationships healthy. Maybe it’s a sprint up and down your street, preferably not in heels. Maybe it’s time with punching bag in the garage, or a late night trip to the gym to sweat it out. A phone call or coffee date with a friend. Find what works for you.
Sometimes a project can feel like it’s coming off the rails and nothing is going right. But the truth is, something positive can always be found. Keep a record of life’s good things in a notes app in your phone or in a small notebook kept in your purse or car. Track the positives in life on the go to keep them in the forefront of your mind.
Stay Strong & Healthy
Maintain your exercise routine—or start one. Even if you shorten it for a period of time, you’ll benefit from the energy it provides. Make healthy diet choices. This will be challenging if your kitchen is non-functional. You’ll need to be creative in finding ways to prepare meals without the use of appliances, or choose the healthiest options on the menu if fast-food is your choice.
Give some energy and intention into adding these ideas into your life during your remodel and your inner life and your relationships will benefit. Remember, in the end, it’s our relationships that matter the most, and you’ll want to enjoy your beautiful new space together knowing you worked hard along the way to value the peace you share together.
If in our daily life we can smile,
if we can be peaceful and happy,
not only we, but everyone will profit from it.
This is the most basic kind of peace work.
– Thich Nhat Hanh
We wish you the best with your remodel! Let us know in the comments if you’ve found success in maintaining peace in your life with any of these ideas.