How to make your home a happier place
Your home should be a place of peace, not stress. It should nurture you and be relaxing, free of clutter and chaos especially at the end of long day! Here are a few simple ways in which you can transform your home into a much happier place.
Keep all blinds, drapes and curtains in the rooms open or pulled to the side to let natural sunlight shine in. Natural sunlight can boost one’s mood and help one to feel more calm due to an increase in serotonin levels.
Buy some indoor house plants. Plants can help to purify the air of mold and harmful toxins(such as formaldehyde) and make breathing a little easier(due to photosynthesis). Plants also have the ability to release vapor into the air, which then increases the humidity within your home. It’s very beneficial to place two or three plants in your bedroom which release oxygen, and can help your breathe better while sleeping.
Remove Some Items
Remove any items from your home that bring negative energy or feelings, and replace them with things that bring happiness and hold value. Examples could be old photos that may bring feelings of resentment or sadness, or a piece of broken furniture. Your goal should be to keep a positive flow throughout your environment.
Improve The Mood
Use essential oils or candles to boost your mood and promote mental and emotional wellness. Scents such as orange, lemon, lavender, peppermint, and jasmine may help you to relax, relieve anxiety, and promote concentration and better sleep. Try placing an electric oil diffuser in your home and try different scents to achieve a happier state of mind. You can even blend oils together for an instant mood lift.
Keep your home organized. If all of your closets or dressers are full of clothes and clutter, focus on one room at a time. Decluttering your home can feel overwhelming and you may have no idea where to begin. You can start by making a list of everything that needs to be done, prioritize and break it down into individual tasks. If items are broken or unusable, toss them in the trash. I have found that If I haven’t used something in the past two or three months, chances are I won’t be using it in the future. Try and sort out the clothes that you haven’t worn for a long time and bring them to your local donation drop-off location. You will feel much better once everything is organized and free of clutter. To keep your clothes more organized, you may even buy plastic bins or clothing racks for the closet.
Carefully choose colors in your home, as colors can create a mood. Cool colors such as blues, grays, light purples, and green colors often have a more soothing, refreshing, calming effect, and can help smaller rooms appear more spacious. Warm colors, such as red, orange, and yellow colors tend to evoke feelings of happiness, and energy. You will have to decide what kind of mood you want to create in each room.
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