After a 9 to 5 hectic job, your home becomes your solace. But imagine you enter home and see the piles of clothes or undone dishes in the sink. Bummer, right? Many times our home environment stresses us even more than our offices. We tend to ignore the signals and pile up all the stress.
So here are 6 changes you can make to destress your home environment. Come home and relax –
#1 Create Your Own Area of Peace and Rejuvenation
With social media and office mails on cell phone, we literally make our entire home into a side office. The brain gets confused and can never relax in this setting. Instead create a space for relaxation where strictly no gadgets are allowed. Choose your favorite things to deck up this place. Feel the solace and peace in this spot with a book or a meditation.
#2 Incorporate More Plants at Home
Plants at home give a different look as well as refresh the ambience. The oxygen from the plants helps to de-stress at all levels. There are a lot of variety of indoor plants available these days. Pick your plant and let it blossom in your living room.
#3 Spring Clean Every 3 Months
Don’t wait for spring to clean up. Instead declutter your home every 3 months. Give away the unwanted clothes, restructure your furniture and get rid of clutter. When your home is clean and tidy, you feel less anxious. Try to declutter every night 30 minutes before you go to sleep. Pick up the papers, unwanted envelopes, sort out the mail and get rid of debris.
#4 Make Your Own Bed
This may sound silly. But making your bed every morning gives you a sense of achievement at the start of the day. It also sets the tone for the day that you are ready to take on the tasks. Also, coming home to a well made bed can be so refreshing. So always make it a habit to make your own bed.
#5 Incorporate Maximum Natural Light
A well lit house does wonders to your mood and general health. More sunlight ensures good supply of Vitamin D which enables you to be calmer, happier and ensures a good night’s sleep. Try to arrange your furniture and windows to allow as much natural light as possible.
#6 Colors and Essential Oils to Calm You
Use wall colors which help you calm your nerves. Use shades of pink, blues, violets and greens. Try to use grey undertones for a calming effect. You can use essential oils too in your living rooms, bedrooms and bathrooms to help you de-stress. Lavender oil and rose oil work best to reduce anxiety. Pick an oil which suits your senses and relax.
Always remember a clean home is a paradise after a hectic day. Try to make your home a peace haven with the above tips. How do you de-stress your home environment? Let us know in comments below.