At home is where we start and end our day. This is the place where we start our mornings with a heavy breakfast, let our creative juices flow, and relax as we watch our favorite TV shows. Since we spend so much of our time de-stressing in this sanctuary, it’s only apt that we do our best to keep the space tidy and stress-free.
If your home presents a not-so-pleasant environment, it will reflect on your mood. The same goes for when you feel so much stress, that energy can translate to how you treat your home and it shows. Aim to keep your home how it should be: comforting, relaxing, and free from any burden from work and the likes.
Come home to an abode that will instantly lift your mood. Here are a few ways you can do to de-stress your home and spend the rest of your days in comfort and relaxation.
The first and important step in de-stressing your home is to get rid of all the mess. A messy home indicates a disorganized mind and overall, a cluttered environment. This doesn’t imply that you keep your home free from dirt, that’s arguably impossible. The key is to purge all the clutter; organize your mess and throw away the remaining trash. If glancing at your home makes you feel totally fine if ever an unannounced visitor drops by, that’s the sign you’ve done a great job at purging.
Designate your personal space
Now that you’ve cut the clutter and managed to keep the space organized, it’s time to find your personal spot in the house dedicated to relaxation, working, or simply the space where you’ll likely read a book or get crafting.
Designating a personal space in your home where your mind sets in will allow you to adjust to that whenever you come home from a stressful day at work. Having this comforting space to relax on can be of great relief.
Light up the space
Lighting can instantly change the mood of a space. A dark-lit space can exude gloom and dullness while a well-lit space encompasses liveliness. Make sure that the areas you frequent are accompanied with lighting fixtures or next to natural lighting. You can also make use of dimmers for when you just want to relax and let the mood help you fall asleep.
Bring in natural elements
Spending grueling hours at work can deprive you of your touch with nature. If time constraints and financial limitations keep you from getting out in the wilderness to keep your blood circulating, creative juices flowing, and your stress levels at bay, the next wonderful option you have to bring the nature in—invest in an indoor or house plant.
Houseplants such as succulents, cactus, aloe, spider plant, and the works can help filter the air to keep it clean. Having these on display inside your home can promote a healthy mind and give life to an otherwise dull space.
Unplug from your screen
Often times, you can leave stress from your work at work but what really pulls your mood down is likely caused by the black screen in your hands. Give yourself a rest from your smartphone, a rest from Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and even form your television screen. Being constantly on your phone can stress you out based on the things you see on your feed. Unplug from your social media accounts, for say, an hour before you head to dreamland. This shall make it easier to fall asleep and wake up with elevated stress hormones.
About the author: Chie Suarez is a writer/blogger for Wincrest Homes, a company that builds modern family homes in Sydney, the Central Coast, Newcastle, and Hunter Regions. Chie has a deep interest in home design and decoration.
October 27, 2017