If you’re suffering from depression or anxiety or you’re really struggling with the amount of time you have to spend at home right now due to Coronavirus, and you’re stressed about that, then there might be some things you can do to help you relax in your home.
Not only will redecorating give you something to do and can be very therapeutic, did you know that you will feel calmer if you are surrounded by soothing colours? Avoid bright colours and garish designs and find neutral tones such as tranquil blues, greens and greys, whites and beiges that are comforting for the whole family.
If security is something that worries you and makes you feel stressed, then that can be easily solved with security in your home. Something as simple as installing a video door entry system in your home can put your mind at rest while you’re at home and while you’re out. With the technology available these days you can see who’s at your door on your phone so you don’t have to answer it or even look out of the window if you don’t want to.
Choose a soothing scent
The smell in your home can make a big difference in how relaxed you feel, and some scents can be more relaxing than others. If you want to feel calmer or even calm your children down, then consider lavender. White candles also add an air of calm and relaxation.
To feel calm, it is important to declutter your home regularly because not only is having a good sort-out very therapeutic for you but decluttering your home will also help to declutter your mind.
Indoor plants not only bring a restorative nature into the home, but they can also help to clean and re-oxygenate the air in your home. Add some plants to areas that you like to sit, look for ones that you like the look of but it’s also good to see what benefits these plants have too. For example, Aloe vera is one of the most powerful air purifiers and is also known to reduce symptoms of anxiety. Aloe Vera plants also emit oxygen at night, which promotes a restful night’s sleep. Having fresh flowers in the home is also incredibly soothing, both visually and aromatically.
Keeping your home clean is also a good way to keep calm. It keeps you busy but also means that you can sit and properly relax in a nice clean home. Making your bed each morning is a simple task but one that many people don’t bother to do. However, it’s a great way to start the day; it makes your room look pleasant and will set a good precedent for the rest of the day.
Lighting is very important to how you feel too. Natural sunlight is best for making you feel happy and calm, so make sure you get enough natural sunlight in your home as you can. Keep the curtains open and let the light in.