Huffington Post provides ten tips on how to make your home a more comfortable and less stress-inducing place.
- Consider donating your wall clocks. We are surrounded by devices with time-keeping capabilities. Our stoves, phones, cable boxes, and more tell us exactly how much time is ticking away. A wall clock is not necessary and can increase your stress in a place you should feel relaxed.
- Decorate your fridge with magnets and photos, not bills or deadlines. Do not keep stressful reminders in areas that scream in your face. Track the important items you need to do in a calendar, electronic to-do list, or other method. As for your fridge, put magnets and photos on it that bring you happiness.
- De-clutter. Minimize stress and anxiety by minimizing the clutter in your house. File important papers and toss out the ones that you don’t need. Use decorative bins and baskets to organize your items.
- Put together a happy spot. Get creative and make a spot that is dedicated to your relaxation, happiness, and stress relief. Whether it’s a meditation corner or a workout room, make a space geared towards regrouping.
- Unplug. This is both environmentally and personally beneficial. By unplugging the devices you aren’t using, you are managing your personal energy and the environment’s energy as well.
- Welcome in natural light. Natural light works wonders for the aesthetics of a room, but more importantly it improves mood, health, and comfort.
- Clean regularly. Keeping things clean, much like de-cluttering, helps reduce stress. Here is a handy info-graphic on cleaning your home.
- Create pleasant scents. Make sure your home smells nice by eliminating odors and incorporating scents that make you feel happy and relaxed. Learn more about deodorizing and properly odorizing.
- Increase safety and efficiency by clearing pathways. Decrease stress in your house by ensuring you don’t trip over clothes or bump into furniture. Create pathways that enhance fluidity within your home.
Remember each room has a purpose. Your bedroom is for sleeping, living room is for watching TV, and kitchen is for cooking. Use rooms for their intended purpose to decrease the possibility of developing bad habits and disorders such as overeating or insomnia.