your guide to a stress-free home
Your home should be a place where you can seek solace and peace, away from the hustle and bustle of the city life. Having a comfortable home is good for your mind and overall wellbeing, as it is a place for you to re-charge. Here are some simple tips on how to make your home a stress-free abode.
Freshen up with florals & greens
Bring nature inside by placing potted plants or a vase of flowers. Research has shown that looking at nature can help to lower your blood pressure. Even fake plants or a landscape painting will do the trick! Bringing the outdoors indoors also helps to brighten up your home, which makes it more inviting and calm.
Calm down with scents
It is always nice to come home to an inviting smell, be it scented candles or essential oils. These aromas can help you find your balance, and some of them even have healing properties too! For a gentle and refreshing scent, try lemon. Cinnamon is also a good option as its sweetness invites you to love what you do for work.
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Stick with light colours
Light coloured walls give off a sense of relaxation and calmness, similar to that of natural light. Give pastel blue or sage green walls a go and you'll find that your house immediately looks bigger and brighter. Light coloured wood also serves the same purpose.
Invest in a fish tank
Ever noticed why doctors' and therapists' offices have fish tanks? It's because they're therapeutic to look at and serve as a form of positive distraction. Looking at fish swimming around in their tanks can help to give your brain a break and focus on your feelings.
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