Your living space significantly impacts the state of your mind, and with the high levels of stress in the modern world, it is more than important to prioritize your mental health. The COVID 19 pandemic has brought a new perspective to how we organize our living spaces, mainly because more people have had to spend more time working from home. Therefore, this is the perfect opportunity to create a safe living space to improve your mental well-being, and here are some tips for you.
Declutter your space
First things first, purge as much as you can. Minimize the objects around you by eliminating all the knickknacks you have no use for. This will reduce your anxiety levels as you have less things to monitor, repair, and worry about. The easiest way to purge clutter is to sort your items room by room- anything you haven’t used in more than six months and have no use for goes to the ‘sell, donate or dispose of’ pile.
It is satisfying to surround yourself with the things you love, and the less clutter, the safer and healthy the living space.
Opt for neutral shades when it comes to the furniture
If your goal is to create a calming space for your mental well-being, stick with neutral tones regarding your choice of furniture. For instance, a yellow couch may be fun and trendy, but the color is too loud. Ideally, you should pick one or two colors and keep everything else neutral. Neutral tones can help you to relax after a tough day at work or school.
Moreover, it is best to shop armed with your measurements. For instance, choose a sofa for small spaces to avoid cluttering your living room if you have a small space. Having neutral colors means you can switch up your primary colors as often as possible.
Appraise your home’s health
According to research, your physical environment can positively or negatively impact your physical and mental health. For instance, dust, mold and poor ventilation are associated with respiratory problems such as allergies and asthma. And it is a proven fact that physical issues may contribute to the development of mental health concerns if you begin to worry excessively about your overall health.
A simple change like insulating your house to make it warmer during winter can improve your mental well-being. Fix any issues in your home that reduce your quality of living, starting with the repairs you have overlooked or delayed fixing.
Improve you lighting
Your lighting has an impact on your mental health. Integrating natural light into your living space can significantly improve your mental well-being by creating a more tranquil space. You can remodel your windows to allow more natural light and replace high voltage lights with calming light fixtures that dim to create a relaxing and soothing ambience.
Keep your living space tidy.
Do not underestimate the power of cleanliness when it comes to your mental health. Adopt a weekly and monthly cleaning schedule for your living room, bedroom, kitchen, bathrooms, and other parts of your house. Clean living space also eliminates the stress of going into a frenzy whenever you expect guests.
Add some greenery
Plants are very good at creating a calming atmosphere that can ease your stress and fatigue. Even if you do not have a green thumb, you can opt for low maintenance plants like cacti, palm, and faux snake plants than need little watering. Besides, plants contribute to cleaner air since they take in the carbon dioxide humans produce.
Organize your living space in a way that feels right for more comfort. This will help to reduce your stress, make you more relaxed, and improve your mental health long term.