One of the first things to do, when you want to remove stress from your life, is to create a healing environment at home. It’s a well-known fact that stress affects both your physical and emotional well-being. So, to feel your best, you need to remove the negativity associated with a hectic lifestyle. The good news is… it’s probably not as difficult as you think. Keep reading to learn more.
Let’s face it, a healthy environment makes you feel safe and helps to eliminate feelings of sadness, worry and helplessness. It’s void of noise and confusion which, over the long term, can lead to issues such as high blood pressure, heart disease and even strokes. You may not be able to control your environment at work, but the task is certainly achievable at home. Consider the following tips to help you get started.
Your Overall Goal
Your overall goal is to create a nurturing (and therapeutic) space, filled with some of the things you love the most. Doing so promotes spiritual growth and self-healing. Ideally, this works best if you have a spare room you can convert into your own special haven. If that’s not a possibility, don’t panic. Simply create multiple “mini spaces” throughout your home.
In the event that money is an issue, you always have the option of buying things secondhand, to utilize when decorating. If you’re a bargain hunter, think of it as your newest (stress-free) adventure.
Everyone would be better off if they took the time to eliminate clutter in their lives. Have you ever tried to completely relax in a room full of clutter? It’s almost impossible to do, isn’t it? Get rid of things you no longer use. Give these things to charity or have a garage sale. Someone else will be happy to give your unwanted belongings a new home.
Certain colors affect the way you feel. So if you have the time and energy, you might consider repainting your space. You can either go with a color that automatically makes you happy or choose one known to invoke a positive response. For example, red typically causes an invigorating reaction and blue has the (opposite) calming effect.
There are so many additional things that you can do to create a healing environment in your home. They include, but are not limited to:
- candles or a fireplace
- aromatherapy (lavender is particularly calming)
- water fountain or aquarium
- live plants and flowers (some of which even cleanse the air)
- natural lighting options
- family photos
Quite honestly, the possibilities are endless. If you find it relaxing to read a good book, think about creating a reading corner. On the other hand, if you love to fix things, the ideal healing environment might be a workspace in the garage. The choice is up to you!
Now that you know more about creating a healthy environment at home, what are you waiting for? Remember, you don’t have to complete the project overnight. The idea is to reduce stress, not to make it worse. This is something that can be done on an ongoing basis. There’s nothing wrong with creating a relaxing environment that is forever a “work in progress.”