When our mental or physical health starts to suffer, life becomes difficult. We can struggle to enjoy the activities we once did, and lose all of our enthusiasm for our passions. But home is a place where we can relax and recharge, gain back our energy and zest for life. It’s so much more than four walls and a roof, here’s how it can help your health.
Places to relax
Life can get so busy and chaotic for all of us at times. Pressures from work or school, family dilemmas, relationships, health issues and more, we can be up early and to bed late most nights and it generally leaves us feeling frazzled. So a place at home where we can relax can do wonders for both our health and mental health. A comfy sofa piled with plush cushions and soft blankets that we can wrap ourselves up in. A cozy bed, or a spa-like bathroom where we can submerge ourselves in hot water and bubbles and enjoy the peace and quiet. Aim to decorate your home in calming colors, get a painting and remodeling company to do a professional job for you. Focus on creating tranquil, relaxing spaces with plants (which have been shown to improve mood) and lighting that you can easily tailor to whatever you’re doing. Smart lighting is great for this, easily adjust the color temperature and brightness of your lamps using your phone or voice-activated speaker.
Keep it clean
A clean home is a happy home. It’s not to say it needs to look like something out of a perfect style Pinterest photo every day, after all, this is real life where people live. However, keeping it clean is important, as issues like black mould, dust mites and pests can all be hazardous to health. Keeping a clean home helps you to spot these problems before they become difficult to deal with. A tidy and clean home can also promote good mental health, help you stay organised and generally keep on top of things in your life. Spend time decluttering, throwing away anything that doesn’t spark joy and isn’t useful. Find good storage systems for what’s left so you can easily find what you’re looking for. Get into a habit of doing a little cleaning each day, it makes it easier than tackling a huge mess at the end of the week.
Make it personal
Home is where the heart is- it’s the most personal place in the world. And it should feel personal too, so many of us decorate our homes in the way we think we should, rather than what we actually like. Display trinkets from your travels, buy ornaments that really grab your attention, hang art that makes you happy when you look at it. This can help to make your home a place where you genuinely want to be.