A home, or domicilium, is an indoor living area used as a private or semi-permanent abode for an individual, family or group. It is either a fully sheltered or partially sheltered area and is usually equipped with a kitchen, dining area, bedrooms, toilets and bathroom. They are known as domiciles because they function as the legal domicile of an individual. Domiciled persons have all the rights provided by law to live and reside in any part of a country that they want. In the US, domiciled persons include children, retired persons and protected persons, among others. A person may become domiciled when he or she becomes legally married, after attaining legal independence or upon reaching the age of majority.
The first thing that comes to mind when one hears about a home is the living room. The living room is the place in a domicile where the occupant spends most of his/her time. This area usually has a dining table, chairs, television set, fireplace, washbasin, sink and cabinets. Most homes have one common area, which is the family area or common meeting place for the entire family, regardless of the number of inhabitants.
When an individual moves into a new domicile or apartment, he or she goes through a process where they create a personal history and create a timeline for their lives as well as their experiences in the domicile. Most psychologists and sociologists have found that the best time to start building your personal well-being is from the moment you first arrive in your new home. This is not only the time when you begin to establish your identity but also the time when you are going through the process of settling into your new lifestyle.
As a matter of fact, many psychologists and researchers agree with this statement because as humans, we do not like to change, even if it means moving to a new place. Therefore, the very first thing you need to do is to establish some memories that can be considered good by the subconscious mind. In fact, there are many things that can be associated with your memories at this point. For example, you may have had a wonderful time playing in a favorite sports team’s arena when you were younger or you may have a favorite film character that you would like to portray during your retirement years.
Once you have established some memories or good feelings in this stage, the next step involves transferring these feelings to the subconscious mind. In fact, many people without homes think that this is not the proper stage for developing healthy emotions and feelings. However, if you take the time to listen to your heart, you will realize that it is the appropriate stage for developing strong emotional ties. Therefore, the home is where the heart is and therefore, your home means more than a roof over your head.
Therefore, for the well-being of yourself as an older person, you should give serious attention to establishing strong bonds with the people in your life such as your family members. You should spend quality time with them, go out on dates with them, have fun together and hang out with them. After all, a lot of research has been done that indicates that we spend more time in our homes than any other place in the world. Therefore, as an older person, you owe it to yourself to start making your home your best friend.