How to Bring Positivity into Your Home
Your home is a sanctuary, and the energy within it should feel bright and light. Through curation and aesthetics you can bring positive energy into your home — and it can be as simple as rearranging furniture and utilizing natural light.
Having a happy home is also good for your health. One survey found that 73% of people who are happy with their home are also happy with their life.
These days, we’re all spending more time at home so having a space full of positive energy is more important than ever. Keep reading to learn how you can transform your life and improve your health with positive energy at home.
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Clutter promotes anxiety, and a cluttered home can even make it harder to sleep at night. Our minds connect cleanliness with health, so tidying up can boost your spirits and reduce stress.
Here’s some tips for getting organized:
- Before you leave the house each morning, take a few minutes to put things away so clutter doesn’t pile up.
- Utilize storage baskets to organize items that don’t already have a home.
- Install hooks to double the storage in your home. Closets and cabinets are great places to take advantage of hanging space.
Choose a scent
Smells trigger memories and emotions more than any other sense. Find one or a few signature scents that bring you joy and calm and use this scent throughout your home.
- Decorate your living space with scented candles. Light floral and vanilla scents are popular mood enhancers, and lavender scents can help with sleep.
- If you’re not comfortable with candles in the bedroom, use scented plug-ins in this area of the home.
- Your bathroom should also be full of delicious scents such as soaps and bath bombs. Carefully curate your guest bath with delicious scents that your guests can enjoy as well.
- Purchase aromatherapy kitchen soap to turn dish washing from a chore into a relaxing habit.
Take advantage of natural light
We spend 90% of our time indoors, and it’s impacting our Vitamin D levels. Experts recommend we need at least 10 to 30 minutes of sunlight a day. Arrange your space in such a way that you can get this dose of Vitamin D indoors.
- Large mirrors will reflect light so hang or display them in a dark-lit area of the home to boost brightness.
- Open up your curtains and blinds during the day to let the light flow in, and then close at night for privacy.
- Boost productivity with daylight-tinted bulbs in areas of the home where you want to feel particularly energized, such as a home office or garage.
Set up outdoor social spaces
Hanging outdoors has always been good for your health, but with COVID-19 it’s now recommended by the CDC as the safest way to have social interactions. Find creative ways to set your outdoor space up for entertaining.
- Consider investing in an outdoor grill so you can host barbecues.
- Set up outdoor furniture that faces each other so guests can commune.
- A furry friend will keep you company and greet your guests.
Revitalizing your living space can promote joy and happiness. It doesn’t have to break the bank, either. There are plenty of budget-friendly and science-backed ways to bring positivity into your home. Check out this visual from The Zebra below for more ideas.
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