Ask Jennifer Adams: Dreaming About Home-Goals
I am about ready to ditch my phone and quit reading magazines and catalogs.
I keep seeing gorgeous homes I would love to live in, but I get so depressed when I know I can’t afford any of that.
I work full-time and attend grad school, so it never seems like I have money to buy things for my home or time to make them. Please help me make sense of this.
You are not alone, but be proud of yourself for where you are now and what you are doing.
Your current goals are to finish your education, and perhaps this sets the stage for your dream home aspirations.
In the meantime, you can have parts of your dream any time you want.
I’ve found that by writing down my goals and dreams daily on a vision board or even just a scrap of paper, they are more likely to come true.
Making even small changes in your environment gives you a sense of accomplishment and a little bit of control in your life.
You don’t need to do much to make your home more comfortable; just start by reducing stress and being resourceful.
Is your apartment feeling too small?
Get rid of things you don’t use – one drawer at a time – to free up space without having to move.
Or simply rearrange your furniture or change up your bedding. You can even just try different pillowcases.
When you are ready, replacing worn-out furnishings is a great way to support your quality of life. A comfortable mattress helps you sleep better, for example, so you can concentrate on your studies.
Fresh pillows don’t cost a lot but can make you feel healthier, especially if you have allergies.
It seems minor, but these types of small improvements really will help you feel more comfortable.
Good luck, and let me know how you’re doing.