Your home should be a place of relaxation, a place where you can recharge and de-stress after a tiring and stressful day.
By creating a calming space within the home, this can make you feel more rested, relaxed and will in turn improve your general and overall mental and physical wellbeing.
With just a few simple changes and a few additions within a room, you can transform any space into a much needed peaceful sanctuary.
As Tony Stewart says, “Home is where you can relax, be yourself, and find peace amidst the chaos of life.”.
If you're feeling a little overwhelmed, had an extremely busy day or just want a few minutes to yourself to shut off from the world, try a few of these tips.
Tip #1 - Declutter your space
A messy house, means a messy mind!
For me, the majority of the time, my home is extremely neat and tidy. Thats just me, I can't have anything out of place. However, when you run a small business also from your home, that beautiful clean and tidy space, sometimes gets a little messy and hectic.
With running my business from home, its taught me that I have to really make the most of the small space I have so having a messy home just doesn't work for me. Every once an a while, the office gets unorganised, bottles of fragrance oils everywhere, boxes overflowing etc, When this happens, it's DECLUTTER time.
Why not have a good sort through and get rid of anything taking up necessary space. Sell those old clothes or donate them to a charity shop, Pass on old/unwanted children's toys to other family members or friends and create some better storage options within the home for the items you do want to keep.
Remember - Cluttered house, means cluttered mind!
Tip #2 - Create the perfect ambience
When creating a relaxing space, it's all about setting the right mood.
This can be anything from dimming down the lighting, ensuring that the temperature in the room is just right, not too hot/not too cold.
Put on some soft background music or spa like massage tones - I mean who doesn't enjoy laying down in a dim lit room, listening to the waves crashing on the beach whilst having a massage? This is the type of 'perfect ambience' you want to create at home to relax within.
Tip #3 - Create your own wellness / relaxation area
With a lot of people now working from home either full time or for part of the week, It's hard to ensure you manage the right balance between work and home life.
To help with the separation between work time and down time, have a special place where you associate your 'quiet time'. This could be a spare room, or a small area within your living room where you have a comfortable chair. This will be your very own space to read a book, meditate, do some YOGA - just a small dedicated space where you can have some well deserved down time.
Tip #4 - Add a touch of nature and natural light
Did you know that plants have been known to help reduce stress and anxiety?
Add some natural elements to your chosen space of calm. These will automatically create a sense of calmness and bring balance back into your life.
Ensure you have some natural light flowing into the room, this will instantly uplift your mood and stimulate productivity.
Everything in your home will always trigger some kind of an emotional response. The space that you create at home, to the lighting, the presence of plants or flowers along with the use of certain colour tones - they are all ways to aid to improve your mood, help to reduce anxiety and stress and increase focus and productivity.
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