Being intentional about our happiness and contentment comes down to our motivation to choose how we perceive life. Here are 18 statements to encourage intentional contentment in every space of the home – from the living room to the bathroom.
If we take time to not only acknowledge how lucky we are to have a home, but also the different ways that we are able to make the most of our space, we can choose to have a more contentment-focused experience when we use each room.
These spaces may not exist as individual rooms in your home (I know they don’t in mine).
What is an Intentional Contentment Statement?
Intentional contentment statements are like short meditative phrases that help us to feel appreciation for whatever they are directed towards (not quite magic, but close!).
In this case, I have gathered a list of 18 statements that we can use to help us feel appreciation for our home – whatever it’s size or style.
Use these statements to reframe the way you experience each space. Here are three ways to use these thoughts/phrases:
- Walk into each space and say the phrases out loud as you make your way through your home. Do this on a regular basis if your mind tends to gravitate towards negative thoughts about where you live.
- Write down your favorite statement for each room and put it somewhere you can see to remind yourself daily to be intentional about changing your mindset.
- Use the growth statements to challenge yourself to change a space you don’t feel is supporting your intentional contentment.
18 Intentional Contentment Statements for Your Home
Each room in a home has a purpose and we tend to dedicate certain spaces to accomplishing specific tasks. Instead of looking around and thinking of all the things we don’t have or don’t like, we can remind ourselves of the ways our home benefits us.
Choose to love (the action, not the feeling) your space and be intentional about appreciating what you have:
Living Room: 3 Contentment Statements
- This is where I relax and unwind.
- The best conversations & naps belong here.
- I am blessed to have this space to come home to.
Growth statement: I will use this space to spend quality time with myself and with people I love.
Kitchen: 3 Contentment Statements
- People I know and care for gather here.
- This is where I prepare food for myself and my family.
- I am blessed to have access to food & clean water.
Growth statement: I will take advantage of the opportunities I have to make healthy food and happy memories here.
Bedroom: 2 Contentment Statements
- This is where I rest and re-energize.
- I am blessed to have a bed where I can sleep and relax.
Growth statement: I will include in this space reminders of what makes me feel most thankful for what I have in my life.
Bathroom: 2 Contentment Statements
- This is where I clean and care for my body.
- I am blessed to have access to running hot and cold water.
Growth statement: I will maintain this space to ensure that whoever uses it leaves feeling clean and refreshed.
Office: 3 Contentment Statements
- This is where I work and learn new things.
- I am blessed to have a space to keep important documents safe.
- Here is where I check things off my list and feel accomplished.
Growth statement: I will keep this space organized to hold myself accountable to my responsibilities and goals.
Spreading Contentment into Other Areas of Your Life
Feeling content about work, our relationships, and goals we are working towards requires us to be intentional about how we think. The internal conversation we have with ourselves on a daily basis matters. If we don’t like where we are at, we have to be intentional about making a plan and changing the pattern that is keeping us from making progress.
Check out some of the other blogs about contentment vs complacency and getting rid of our “Need More” mindset. There’s so much more to enjoy when we get rid of the roadblocks that stand in the way of our priorities and goals.
Make priorities and then align your life goals to support those priorities. It’s one of those things that is both simple and difficult. However, it’s the start to a life that feels more free from the stress and restrictions we put on ourselves. Get on board and get things moving!