Make your home more relaxing
With all the stress that work/school/college throws at you, you need your living space to be a place for relaxing and winding down. Here are some tips...
With all the stress that work/school/college throws at you, you need your living space to be a place for relaxing and winding down. Here are some tips that you can use to design your living space in a way that de-stresses you.
Declutter and organise
Make your bed in the morning, put away your kitchen and table in order before you leave, set the table before sitting down for a meal, etc. Tiny things you can do to keep your organized will help your living space look orderly and acts as a de-stressor.
Take some down time from technology
Dinner, a shower or any other activity can double as down time from any technology- be it your phone, TV, or even a music player. Use the activity to engage all your senses and practice mindfulness while performing it. This not only increase concentration but also acts as a stress relief when the mind is focused only on one task.
Develop 10-minute routines
Whether, it is breakfast, bedtime, a bath, or evening chai, develop a simple routine to help you accomplish a task. Incorporate chores into the routine that you would normally skip or procrastinate on. The sense of accomplishment on finishing the task acts as an instant relief and lifts up your mood.
Spruce up your space with plants or art
Plants are a great idea to make your living space feel more connected to nature but if you think it’s too much work, you can opt for soothing pieces of wall art or decorative items. You can also incorporate colours like mint green, light sky blue, and millennial pink to have a soothing effect.
Play with fabrics
Plush carpets, soft blankets and fresh sheets can do wonders to lift your mood, make you feel safe and thus act as de-stressors.