It’s a pretty evident statement to say that our homes are our sanctuaries. But more often than not, we bring home our stress and worries from work or school—which shouldn’t be the case at all. As someone who experienced this firsthand, where I brought home my tension and frustrations from work, it tended to affect even those around me.
So if you want to maintain the oasis of your home, consider these simple tips to help you relax, unwind, and forget the pressures of a long and tedious day.
Keep Rooms Separate
Make your bedroom your space, or keep a corner for relaxation and meditation. Add candles, music, scented salts, or even humidifiers (like what I do in my woman cave in the attic)! You need space for yourself, so make sure you have one. If you don’t, create one! That’s exactly what I did with mine.
If you have dark hues, blacks, and browns all over the place, the environment can get depressing. Make sure you add a touch of color to your rooms. Choose your paint accordingly, as well as pictures and other decor. You’d be surprised how much adding a colorful painting to a room can brighten up your mood, or how placing something calming to a space can help ease your mind and eliminate stress. So make sure you decorate and paint accordingly!
Yes, plants do have positive energies so use them to your advantage. They can enhance your mood, help increase oxygen levels, and allow one to unwind.
Another brilliant way of loosening up is to have half an hour a day to yourself where you can just de-stress. You can do activities like coloring books for adults, which is something my sister and cousins actually do. After a hard day’s work, you’d want to feel relaxed and coloring is actually one of the best ways to help!
Got other tips to relax when you get home? Share them in the comments!