10 Top Tips for Creating a Home to Support Your Well-being
Updated: Nov 29, 2022
Your home and your well-being
If you are spending more time in your home be aware that your surroundings can have an impact on your health and well-being on many levels. It is worth taking the time to look around at ways you can improve your living environment to support your well-being and make it your sanctuary away from the chaos of the world. Obviously you need to be on top of the cleaning but apart from that there are numerous things you can do to improve your home to make it a happy, cosy and nurturing place to be. Try some of the following tips:
Bring the outdoor in with house plants
Commonly known as 'Biophilia', bringing nature indoors is well known to support well-being and lift your mood. As humans we possess an innate and genetically determined affinity with the natural world. Our mind and spirit suffer when we are disconnected from nature for too long. Certain houseplants can also help to purify the air of your home.
Let in the light
Open your curtains wide and let natural daylight flood your home to give it an airy feeling and boost feelings of well-being. Exposure to natural light, especially sunlight, is thought to increase the brain's release of a hormone called serotonin which is associated with uplifting mood and helping you feel calm and focused.
Clear away the clutter
If you have too much stuff laying around it can affect your mental well-being by making your mind feel cluttered. Clearing away the clutter can make you feel lighter and happier as well as giving you more space in your home. Having more space in turn gives you breathing room making it easier to rest and relax.
Crystals can help change the energy of a room, making it feel like a more pleasant and welcoming place. Amethyst and Flourite are good for the main living room as they can help clear negative energy and bring in the light. Selenite has a calming healing effect. Rose quartz is particularly good for your bedroom as it promotes relaxation and sleep.
Create your own quiet space
To support your well-being and manage stress better you need your own area where you can go to escape the noise and chaos of the home and unwind. This can be your bedroom or another quiet corner of the house. Make it cosy and relaxing with nice throws and cushions, candles or an aromatherapy diffuser. You can use this space for journaling or meditation.
Keep your work area separate
If you are working from home it is a good idea to create a separate work space to avoid being distracted. Having your own area will help you concentrate better, boost your productivity and reduce some of the stress associated with working at home. It also helps keep your work away from your home living environment.
Use essential oils
Add essential oils in a diffuser to your home. Apart from generally making it smell nice certain essential oils can promote calming environment such as Chamomile, Lavender, Ylang Yland or Vitiver.
Try sound healing
Believe it or not sound on different frequencies can have a healing and cleansing effect on both you and your home. You could try one at 639 htz which helps to reduce negative feelings and boosts positive energy. There are lots available for free on YouTube.
Create an exercise area
It's important for our overall health and wellbeing to keep physically fit whilst stuck at home so why not create a special area in the house dedicated to indoor exercise. You don't need a full gym just a place big enough to lay a yoga mat or move around comfortably without hitting anything!
Let in the fresh air
Changing the air in your home is more important than you think. Stale and stagnant air can affect your mood and energy. Try to make sure you open some windows every day to let the fresh air flow in and revive your spirits.
Nurture you home and it will nurture you back!
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Reiki and Crystal Reiki Master/Teacher
Information provided for general educational purposes only and not intended to replace medical advice