10 Proven Ways to De-Stress Your Home

Posted April 10th, 2012
by Isabell Davila (no comments)

10 Proven Ways to De-Stress Your Home

Your home should be a place to unwind, relax, and feel at peace. Unfortunately, sometimes de-stressing is hard to do, even in your own home, when environmental conditions do not promote harmony and balance. For your mental and physical well-being, consider these 10 proven ways to de-stress your home and rejuvenate your body, mind, and soul.

  1. Bring the outdoors inside

    Green Plants and elements of nature can instantly improve your mood. You probably spend so much time inside an office or at work that you seldom have time to stop and observe nature, so any connection to nature indoors will create a more soothing atmosphere.

  2. De-clutter each room

    Rid your home of unnecessary clutter room by room. Every once in awhile, piles of accumulated stuff that we no longer need must be thrown away to make room for space. Only leave what is essential, functional, and beautiful.

  3. Observe order

    Along with de-cluttering is the process of organization and tidiness. Your mind will be at greater peace if everything is in its place and there is order in the home. Ever have that feeling where you just can’t find something? It has been proven that mindfulness is all about maintaining an orderly relationship to our environment, and organizing our homes just promotes simplicity, not chaos.

  4. Dare to light your rooms in dramatic ways

    Natural sunlight is always the best source of light, but if your home doesn’t have many windows facing the sun, you can always use mirrors, lamps with shiny crystals, and wall sconces. The lighting of a home has a lot of influence on ambience and your overall mood, so find a lighting scheme that works best for you.

  5. Observe darkness

    Light can really have the power to transform your mood, but so can darkness. In fact, sometimes too much light can prevent you from unwinding and relaxing, especially at nighttime. You want a well-balanced, adaptable home when it comes to lighting. Opt for recessive lighting in common areas and the bedroom. Make sure your electronics (especially those that emit h3 light like TVs, computers, and alarm clocks) are not blazingly lit at night. In the evening, make sure the lighting restores a mind-to-body balance and doesn’t over-stimulate your senses.

  6. Set aside a room for peace and calmness

    Not all rooms in our homes are specifically designed to de-stress (for example, the work or study room, or the kitchen). It helps if you set aside a specific area in your home for spiritual reflection and meditation. Be sure the space is not noisy or distracting.

  7. Decorate using symbolic elements

    Earthy natural elements like water, metal, and wood have often been used in Feng Shui as calming decorating schemes. The point of incorporating earthy elements into your décor is to balance out more pronounced designs with softer, calming energy.

  8. Paint a room to suggest a mood

    Colors like blue, green, and beige help you feel more relaxed and may be good choices for the bedroom. Warmer colors like burgundy, sand, chocolate, and rose may be good options for common areas like the family room. Since color is subjective, decide on a color scheme that is inviting and cozy to you.

  9. Observe ritual

    Meditative rituals like lighting a candle, burning incense, closing the curtains, and soaking in a bath help prepare your mind to enter a state of repose. Having these unwinding rituals are important because they signify the end of the day and prepare you to let loose.

  10. Create an atmosphere of love

    Visibly display meaningful gifts from loved ones, photos of people you care about, and souvenirs of happy times to remind you that your home is a loving environment. This can only promote a more relaxing and comfortable atmosphere.

Categories: Home Decorating

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