Whether you are aware of it or not, your home will have a big impact on how you feel. A home can either make you feel relaxed and happy or stressed and anxious. If you are not where you want to be, this is definitely going to cause you some distress affecting your mental health. You may be striving for somewhere else, somewhere bigger, but times are difficult, so you are going to have to stay out for the time being. That means you need to make the most of where you are. It doesn’t matter what type of home you have; you can always make it a space to make you feel happy and relaxed. Let’s find out how:
Declutter is one of the best and least expensive ways of destressing your home and making it a more Zen place. In fact, it is something that may end up putting more money in your pocket. Decluttering s a way to removing all the excess visual stimuli, tripping hazards, and removing contaminants from the home. Clutter allows dust, mold, mildew, and other nasties to grow and fester. This can contaminate the air that you and your family breathe. By removing clutter, you are making the home safer, cleaner, and more relaxing. Another way removing clutter helps your mental health is by removing all the objects in the home that no longer have value to your life in the present. Old things are constant reminders of a past that is gone. If you want to be happier and more forward, then you need to wipe the proverbial slate clean. If your home is in quite a bad state, then maybe you should enlist the help of a contents cleaning and restoration service.
Upgrade the Lighting
First, you need to consider the amount of natural light that your home lets in. Natural light is a mood booster; it can increase your levels of vitamin D – which enhances the immune system making you healthier. It can reduce your chance of getting seasonal depression too, which is a great way to stay happier. It also brightens up the home – obviously – making it appear happier and larger. To increase the natural light, ensure windows are clean and unblocked by furniture and too much on the window sill, for example. Perhaps you could install a skylight. Another trick is to put up mirrors and paint the walls a lighter color, to open the space up by rebounding more light. Once the natural light is sorted, then consider your lighting systems. Some artificial light in the home actually has a harmful effect. Lights that are too bright or dull can cause eyestrain, or squinting, and headaches. Artificial light at night can even lead to depression and obesity, sleeping disorders, and other issues. If you want to sleep better, then use red spectrum light in the bedroom. In other rooms, LED lighting is the best. It may even be prudent to wear glasses with a blue light filtering effect.
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