Your home should be a place where you can unwind and relax. Somewhere you can just be and not have outside distractions and pressure stressing you out. But what if it’s not? Sadly, this can be the case for a lot of us.
If your home isn’t giving you calming vibes right now, here are 10 things you can do to change that.
1. Bring your incense outside
This is something that I tell all my customers to do. Immersing yourself in nature is known to lower stress levels and bringing your incense outside can help you connect with nature on a deeper level. It’s also a great help at deterring bugs!
2. Keep it tidy
Did you know that stress can be brought on by the environment you surround yourself with? Whether you know it or not, clutter and mess can cause a great amount of stress. Take a look around your space and clear out the excess to instantly feel lighter.
3. Lighten up your space
Natural sunlight is very important to our overall health but a lack of it can really affect our mental health. If your space is dark, try hanging lighter curtains or making your windows the focal point of the room.
4. Think about your colour palette
What colours give you the greatest sense of calm? Try repainting your space with that colour. Neutrals are a great starting point but if you’re someone who needs a splash of colour, try opting for pastel over something super vibrant.
5. Bring in some plants
Having plants and flowers around can brighten up your space significantly. Not only that but they can help destress your home by detoxifying the air, creating a fresh and clean atmosphere. Pretty cool right?
6. Take a home tour
Give yourself a moment and survey your space. Are there any rooms or spots in particular that are giving you unnecessary stress? Take control of your stress and try switching up these spaces first.
7. Create a mindfulness practice
If your home has become a place of unrest and stress in your life, it’s time to change the narrative. Try creating a mindfulness routine and make a point to practice in a space that has been known to provide discomfort. It can be anything you want; meditation, yoga, breathing exercises, it’s up to you. And who knows, it might just shift your perspective.
8. Assess your relationship with tech
Have you been spending a lot of time in the virtual world? Try going the whole day without any sort of tech and see how it makes you feel.
9. Invite your friends over
If 2020 taught us anything, it’s that relationships are important. If you’ve spent the last year alone and sad in your house, it might be time to breathe some new life and energy into your space by bringing some friends over. Share some laughs and let loose!
10. Get a gratitude journal
If you’ve ever found yourself in a negativity loop and can’t seem to get out of it, try a gratitude journal. Start your day by writing down a list of things you’re genuinely grateful for. It doesn’t have to be a long list but make sure you truly feel it. This kind of practice can really help put things in perspective and can be a great tool at reminding you all the good you still have in your life when times get tough.