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Right now, everybody is no doubt feeling that they can’t wait to get out of their home for a bit longer. If you have been working at home for so long, the boundaries between work and life are truly blurred. And this could mean that you start to treat your home more like an office, rather than a place of rest and recuperation. Your home should be something that makes you feel happy. And if you feel you are stuck at home with it feels like a prison, what does it take to transform this? How can you make your home make you feel happier?

Make It Look Different

Your home should be your happy place, but if you are fed up with the sight of your home environment, the best thing for you to do is to make it look completely different. You can incorporate different design techniques, such as biophilic design, which is a way to bring natural elements into your home’s spaces. But you can do simpler things, such as brighten up the space in a literal sense. Adding more light can instantly lift anybody’s mood. And if you are looking to incorporate a design element, it’s better to use recessed lighting. If you are looking for the best recessed lighting out there, you have to decide which rooms require lifting. If the kitchen is not your happy place anymore, you can use a white-colored trim and instantly brighten up the area.

Create a Space for Yourself

It’s not easy to set up one place that is purely for you, especially when you’ve got a busy family. But it’s not just about the physical space, it’s about the time for yourself during busy moments. You need to make the opportunities to relax when you feel overwhelmed. The benefits of disconnecting from life are numerous, but you have to decide on your “me” place. So this could be your sofa, as long as it has a nice view. Or you can head up to the garden. One of the best things anybody can do these days is to set up an outhouse. You can either use this as your makeshift “me” space or this can be your home office, which means that you are separating your work and your home life.

Stop Trying To Make Your Home Perfect

One of the cardinal sins is that we all need to make our home 110% perfect. This is not the case. It’s far better to ignore the pressure on Instagram to share perfect pictures of your home. This means that you’ve got to disconnect your home from what you think it should be to other people. What should it be to you? The truth is that your home will never be exactly like you picture it. And sometimes, we have to accept this and embrace our home for what it is. Every home has a sense of charm, and perhaps we are betraying this by trying to modernize it or are just fed up with our home environment.

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Kori is a late diagnosed autistic/ADHD mom. She is currently located in Albany, NY where she is raising a neurodiverse family. Her older daughter is non-speaking autistic (and also has ADHD and Anxiety) and her youngest daughter is HSP/Gifted. A blogger, podcaster, writer, product creator, and coach; Kori shares autism family life- the highs, lows, messy, and real. Kori brings her own life experiences as an autistic woman combined with her adventures in momming to bring you the day-to-day of her life at home. Kori is on a mission to empower moms of autistic children to make informed parenting decisions with confidence and conviction.

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2 years ago

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