Navigating work, family, and a social life is particularly draining for those of us who are introverted. After a long day coming home should be relaxing for our bodies and souls but for many of us, the mess and chaos of our homes can instead cause additional stress in our lives.

For a happier home optimized for introverts and empaths, try a few of these habits to boost happiness every day.

Make Your Bed

Taking a few seconds to make your bed can increase productivity and boost happiness every morning. It only takes a few minutes!

Decorate with Photos

Remember how happy you were as a child on Christmas or on your wedding day? Surround yourself with happy memories and even on the hardest days you can look at them and smile.

Don’t Let Dishes Pile Up 

One of the biggest stressors in the home is a dirty kitchen. Avoid kitchen clutter by immediately washing your dish as soon as you use it. Thought it seems tedious you will thank yourself later.

Create a Gratitude Wall

Get into the habit of looking on the bright side by creating a physical gratitude wall in your home. Add to it every week and dwell on those things you are thankful for.

Make a Zen Space

Choose a cozy spot in your home and create a personal zen den. Set aside time every day to go to your zen den and practice yoga, meditate, or read. Just a few moments a day will change your entire outlook.

Choose Mood-Boosting Colors

A few pops of color can completely change the atmosphere in your home. Optimize your space for positivity by choosing colors that are comforting, calming, and or energizing.

Keep Surfaces Clutter Free

Use this weekend and organize your home. Crowded shelves, full drawers, and messy counters can be burdensome on your mind and can prevent relaxation.

Add Some Natural Elements

Adding a few plants to your home can reduce toxins in the air, boost your mood, and improve productivity while natural light can boost happiness and heighten positive emotions.

For more tips, FTD put together this guide maximizing your space for happiness. Try out a few of these ideas and see how just a few small changes can help you create a life that you are happy to live.