Your home is your sanctuary – a place where you should feel your most comfortable and inspired. It’s also the place where you recharge and make memories with your family. You want it to not only be a space that helps keep your family running smoothly, then, but one that provides a sense of security and well-being. Here are six ways to create a peaceful and healthy home space that reduces stress.
Make Cleaning an Enjoyable Ritual
Instead of viewing cleaning your house as a burden, look at it as an opportunity to express your gratitude for having a home to call your own. When you look at it this way, you may find yourself in a meditative state while you clean. Develop cleaning routines and processes that make cleaning your home easy to work into your schedule. If your schedule is already overloaded, consider hiring a home cleaning service to do the more time consuming, deep cleaning work.
Add Sensory Elements
The philosophy of Feng Shui associates a peaceful and healthy home with sensory elements such as a tabletop fountain and essential oil diffusers that provide peaceful input for your senses in a subconscious way. You can also use meditation apps that allow you to layer nature sounds of your choice for soothing background noise.
Clear the Clutter
It’s easy to get used to clutter in your home if you allow it to build up. It begins to blend in, and eventually, you may hardly notice it. However, a chaotic space means a chaotic mind. In the midst of physical clutter, mental clutter will accumulate as well, making it hard to concentrate and be productive with daily tasks. Tidying up is actually a great way to become inspired and productive.
Rather than allowing yourself to become accustomed to working around things that aren’t functioning properly in your home, begin to address these problems one at a time. You may be surprised how much this clears your head and gives you peace of mind. If you’ve been putting off pricey home repairs, you can start small by looking into possible home repair plans.
Optimize Your Bedroom for Restful Sleep
When transforming your living space, redesigning your bedroom is one of the most effective places to begin. Having an inviting sleeping space provides a place to retreat from your hectic day to recharge your energy and allow your brain to perform necessary restorative processes to help you face the day newly refreshed.
Being in nature is awe-inspiring, which automatically brings you back to the present moment. Research suggests that spending even short amounts of time in nature benefits our well-being by reducing stress and anger and boosting positive emotions. You can promote these same effects by bringing elements and images into your living space with houseplants, aquariums, images of nature, or sheer curtains that allow you to view natural scenes.
To appreciate your home as a sacred place, you need to consider what transformations will create a sense of health and well-being. Try these simple tips, and you’ll have created a retreat that will lift your spirits and make daily tasks much more productive and enjoyable.
This is a contributed post by freelance writer Amanda Turner