It’s Not How Big the House Is

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It’s not how big the house is; it’s how happy the home is that matters most.

German writer and statesman Johann Wolfgang von Goethe remarked, “He is happiest, be he king or peasant, who finds peace in his home.” Our home affects us more than we think that’s why it’s crucial to make a sanctuary out of it and not a space of clutter and stress.

Big houses are impressive but what counts the most is the quality of life it helps us achieve. According to the psychology of a happier home, color, arrangement, and the presence of plants contribute to the wellness of the dwellers. But most importantly, a home should be a place of refuge, a place where everyone is treated with love and respect. To quote Buddha, “A family is a place where minds come in contact with one another. If these minds love one another the home will be as beautiful as a flower garden.”

Having quality family time is necessary to strengthen the familial bond and interpersonal skills-contributing factors to raising happy and well-adjusted children. The Child Development Institute maintains that the home is where a child feels important and loved. This simple yet crucial aspect significantly reduces the incidence of emotional and behavioural problems in children.

Contrary to popular assumption, big is not always better. A big house is harder to maintain, not to mention expensive. And if you have less time cleaning, you get more family bonding time, which is the most important factor of having a happy home.

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