Maybe it is world events that are stressing you out, issues at work that have you feeling less than your best, or just the everyday wear and tear we are all subject to that is running you down? If that is the case, the good news is that there is something you can do to turn it all around. And you will not need to take leave, hole yourself up anywhere, or spend lots of money.
Your home is intended to give you feelings of belonging, control, privacy, and security, among other things. But most of all it should be a place where you can recentre. A place from which you leave rested each morning and return to eagerly each night. If that is not the case for you right now, consider making some changes!
Diversify Your Lighting
There is a rule that advises having three points of light in a room. When you are working on making your homework better for you, keep this hint in mind.
You also want to be able to switch between brighter, more concentrated areas of light, for when you need to focus, and something softer when you are ready to relax. This is relatively easy to do yourself by installing a dimmer switch for your overhead lights, but you can also invest in inexpensive lamps and standing lights if you prefer.
Think About Texture
Rougher textures will make space feel more intimate, and grounded, while smoother ones will give a sleeker, more sophisticated look and will provide a more aloof tone. Think about this when you are decorating your rooms, keeping softer pillows and throws in areas you want to wind down in, and sticking to a less-is-more attitude in your kitchen and home office.
You don’t want to feel like you’re at work when you’re sitting down to play great games online, read a chapter of your new book, or catch up with friends via Zoom. Make the spaces where you regularly take a break inviting and you will find yourself making sure you have got time to do it.
Do not Let Cleaning Engulf You
The first step is to accept that household chores are never-ending and let go of the fact that everything always needs to be spotless. Keep things clean and organized, but do not make it so that you are just endlessly tidying up!
Check out the possibility of creating a schedule if you are feeling overwhelmed or find a way to incorporate what needs to be done by spreading out tasks some other way.
Make Room for What You Care About
Even if you are short on free space, there is always a way that you can prioritize what is meaningful to you. Whether it’s a DIY project that turns the empty area under the stairs into a bookshelf, converting a little-used cupboard into a craft or gaming zone, or creating a nook for your yoga and meditation, investigate ways to make following your bliss a little easier.