We are in pretty unnerving times and we all want to return home to a welcoming space where you can unwind after a gruelling day at the office.
However, sometime when clutter accumulates, the space gets less than welcoming.
Here are five ways you can improve your home environment so that you actually look forward to returning home after a hard day at work.
1. DECLUTTER YOUR HOME
Research has established that more clutter at home tends to leads to greater stress.
Tidy your spaces by categories (clothes, knick-knacks, sentimental items) and only keep what speaks to your heart. Discard anything that no longer sparks joy because they will not contribute to your happiness anymore. You could give them away, or resell unused products. This philosophy encourages introspection and mindfulness, which can help you to better connect with yourself.
2. DESIGNATE A HAPPY SPACE
What relaxing looks like differs from person to person - be it curling up with a book in your favourite armchair or taking a soothing soak in your bath, what matters is that you have ‘me-time’ to recharge after an exhausting day.
If you find it hard to disconnect from work stress, try setting aside a private,happy space where you leave your worries at the doorstep and simply take time to unwind.
Take it a step further by filling it with things you love, or find comfort in. You could add a plush pillow to your armchair, or stock your bathroom with your favourite bath shots and candles.
Surrounding yourself with items that bring you joy is a surefire way to lift your mood.
3. SCENTIMENTAL VALUE
Often overlooked, scents can have a significant impact on your emotions and wellbeing.
A scent is closely linked to memories. The right scent can call up your happiest moments and be a comforting blanket around your shoulders when you feel frazzled and upset.
It’s the finishing touch to a happy home that can elevate the positive atmosphere you’ve created.