With all the issues in the world right now, let alone the planet, we all need a place to relax. A place to be ourselves. Most people would choose their home. That is where you keep your favorite foods, that is where your loved ones are (2 and/or four-legged) and that is where you keep all your favorite things or at least the things that you like.
So here is a list of things you can do to and for your home to make it your private island on this crazy rock we call Earth.
Let’s talk about colors, shall we? This would be one of the key places to start. Why? Because that is what you will be seeing while home hanging. Choose the color scheme that will ease your soul. You should stick with a neutral, more natural color like a beige or even a light blue or grey or green. Of course, liking the specific color you choose is important. Having furniture that does not clash with these colors is also important.
On these walls and the tables and such, rest or hang framed pictures of your good memories from favorite vacations and such. Pictures of dear friends and family from your present and past are important, too. Seeing these memories will bring positive emotions to your present moment which is where you should always be anyway.
3. Clutter Reduction
Your brain can automatically adopt a sense of chaos if you have unwanted or unneeded things just laying around. Take care of them. Get rid of them. Now. A quick tidbit learned is if it takes less than 5 minutes to do something(like getting rid of the dead plant by the window), just do it right then. You will thank yourself.
4. Flowers and Plants
Both of these are going to help your world seem a bit brighter when there is something other than yourself living in it. Plants help bring in some crisp clean oxygen to breathe and flowers are both visually stimulating and pleasantly aromatic. Enough said on that.
5. Body Rehab
There is nothing better after a crazy day of rushing and running around at work than a nice hot jacuzzi or even a few minutes in a sauna from Neosauna.com. Or maybe even just a nice hot bubble bath. Some candles. Some soothing incense. A bit of your favorite jazz playing softly with a glass of cabernet in your hand. Sounds heavenly. And relaxing…
6. The Bedroom
A few words about this space in your home. Your mattress-how old is it? Do you wake up in the morning feeling rested? If not, look into getting a new one. If you don’t know how old your mattress is(mattresses usually have a good 10-year life), then it’s time to get a new one.
Speaking of beds, how about your sheets? Consider getting a high thread count set as it will be worlds more comfortable to sleep in. And make sure your pillow or pillows work well for your back, neck, and head.
Set yourself up a little living room in your bedroom. Maybe a recliner or a rocking chair with a nice lamp to read your favorite book…instead of just hanging out on your bed all the time. Plus this space will be a little more intimate than your living room.
A nice fern or the like to supply you with good clean oxygen while you sleep is a great idea, too. Also, did you know that the optimal temperature to keep your room for sleeping is between 60 and 67 degrees?
7. The Kitchen
This may not seem like a big deal, but does your kitchen match? Do you have 8 of the same style plates and bowls to match? How about your silverware? How about your serving and cooking utensils? Seeing the anarchy of all different designs of all of these can send your brain into a tizzy. But you won’t know you had the tizzy going on until they do all match. It’s the little things…
Your home is an extension of you. And you are the one responsible. If you don’t take care of the little things when they occur like cleaning up after yourself and fixing that chair that’s ripped or painting your front door to cover all the scratches around the keyhole or cleaning that red wine stain out of your living room carpet, you won’t know you have the stress of it until it is done and gone.