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How to Use Your Home to Boost Your Wellbeing

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Our surroundings affect both our conscious and subconscious selves. How things look, feel, sound, etc., all permeate our minds, and whether we are aware of it or not, we are affected. There is no surrounding that can have this effect more than the home. For many of us, it is where we spend most of our time, which means it has the most opportunity to get into our minds. The home has the power to either depress us and make us anxious or to lift us and improve our sense of wellbeing. This blog is about how we can change our homes to boost our wellbeing.

Our surroundings affect both our conscious and subconscious selves. How things look, feel, sound, etc., all permeate our minds, and whether we are aware of it or not, we are affected. There is no surrounding that can have this effect more than the home. For many of us, it is where we spend most of our time, which means it has the most opportunity to get into our minds. The home has the power to either depress us and make us anxious or to lift us and improve our sense of wellbeing. This blog is about how we can change our homes to boost our wellbeing.

Minimalism

Minimalism is a way of life that allows you to remove attachments that hold you back. It is a way of freeing you. In the home, this can be achieved by decluttering. So many homes are filled with junk that no longer adds value to your life or serves a purpose. A lot of this junk actually holds you back in a place in time, as memory is evoked that has the effect of making you feel a certain way. More often than not, these feelings create depression and longing. Also, a home filled with junk is going to cause stress and anxiety. So, to help free yourself and reduce stress and anxiety, you need to get rid of everything that has no value. This can include furniture, everything. If you are very attached to things, then why not try moving stuff to a storage container? To help you, here are some storage tips. By doing this, you are creating a less cluttered home and showing yourself that you can live without these items.

Natural Light

Increasing the amount of natural light coming in through your windows is a great way to enhance your wellbeing. Natural light has the effect of increasing your mood, giving you more energy, helping you sleep better, and reducing stress and anxiety. Wayns to increase light to benefit from this is to ensure no large objects are in the way of windows, purchasing lighter curtains that open wider, installing a skylight if at all possible, perhaps replacing steamed up windows. You can also use things such as mirrors to reflect natural light and paint your wall as a light calming light color that also reflects light. Mirrors and paint also make the room appear larger, which is always a bonus.  

Add Plants

Bringing a little bit of the natural world into your home is a great additive. Not only do they look great, but they also offer a wide range of health and wellbeing benefits. Plants give off happy hormones, which can reduce stress, depression, and anxiety. They can also improve your concentration. Not only that, but they improve physical health too by cleaning the air in the home, removing toxins, and breathing out high-quality oxygen for you to breathe. If you live in the city and don’t have much access to nature, then houseplants are a great addition, 

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