The way we arrange our home environment can make or break our mental health. It is supposed to be our sanctuary and a place on this earth we call our own. If you’ve failed to take care of it the right way so it’s a source of daily stress, learn how to turn it into a wellness sanctuary. Since we’re spending a lot of time in our houses, we can finally find the time to improve our living area.
Refresh the Area With a Deep Clean
Even if you keep it neat and clean, you also have to do a deep clean once in a while. Just like you detox your body, you need to deep clean your home to detox it. The whole idea might sound overwhelming at first. But, if you create the right setting (upbeat music playing in the background) and get into the right mindset (home will be a stress-free zone) it won’t be an issue. Clean all dust traps like bookshelves, the area under your furniture, curtains, and carpets. Vacuum your furniture as well, even your mattress, wash your floors, doors, handles, the windows and improve the air quality of your home.
Embrace the Power of Indoor Plants
Many people don’t have plants in their homes because they fear that they’ll fail to take care of them. Even though this might happen sometimes, it’s not the reason to ignore the powerful effect of indoor plants. Plants are natural air cleaners and they improve the air quality by removing the harmful toxins.
They also have a positive effect on your mental wellbeing because greenery can improve your mood and reduce stress. Biophilic design is all the rage now because of the fact that greenery contributes to positive mental health. Choose plants that are low maintenance like the snake plant, philodendron or aloe vera.
Create a Special Zen Area
Many people around the world are spending their time self-isolating from the world due to a pandemic of coronavirus. A special zen area within the home can make these hard times easier. It can be an entire room dedicated to relaxing and soothing activities, or just a corner. Either way, designate an area for relaxation within your home.
Pick the sunniest area of your home, add a comfortable chair you can sit on and read. Position a small coffee table next to your chair so you can place some incense, scented candles or an essential oil diffuser and complete your special zen area. You can also use this area for meditation or daily yoga practice so keep your yoga mat close by.
Don’t Ignore the Bedroom
We can easily transform the bedroom into our safe haven as well. A bedroom that makes us feel serene and calm can enhance the quality of sleep and improve our wellbeing. Pick a color scheme that invites you into the room. You can go bold with the colors or keep it neutral. Avoid having too much tech in the room as it can disrupt your sleep pattern.
If you love to sleep late, you need to ensure the right setting and control the amount of natural light. Modern window treatments like popular motorized blinds can be programmed to create an intimate setting and ensure uninterrupted sleep for you. They will open or close according to the schedule and you’ll be able to relax in your bedroom.
Recreate a Spa Feel in Your Bathroom
We must not forget about the bathroom and its role in our own personal wellness haven. We can easily recreate the spa-like feel in our own bathroom. If you have room for a proper bathtub in your bathroom, install one as soon as possible. In case your bathroom is already equipped with one, you can start practicing wellness rituals. Salt baths, essential oil baths, mud baths, herbal and fruit baths all have different healing properties. Pamper yourself with a hot bath and reap the therapeutic effects.
Bring Positive Energy With Healing Crystals
Whether you believe in their powers or not, crystals do bring healing properties into your home. A zen oasis is incomplete without rose quartz, turquoise, amethyst, selenite and other beautiful crystals. Research their qualities and pick them based on their properties and the effect you wish to achieve. Spread them around your home and bring powerful energy into your home.
Lastly, don’t forget about the healing properties of essential oils and aromatherapy. Soothing scents can further contribute to the zen feel of your home. These six tips will turn your home into your own personal wellness haven.