Our homes are our safe space, somewhere that we can be ourselves, cry, laugh, and create memories. While we have been stuck at home a lot more the last year, our homes have become more and more important in our lives, and important to have your home help your mental health and not hinder it. With the pandemic, mental health issues are at an all-time high. There are simple things you can do at home which can help your mindset, improve your self-care and give you more of a positive life.
Declutter Your Home To Declutter Your Mind
This is something most people know, but it is something that is still very much ignored or forgotten about. Over the years we collect more and more stuff, trinkets, ornaments and things we don’t really need. Not to mention gifts we get given, things we keep just because they were gifts whether we want them or not. Clutter makes the home look really messy and can be bad for your mental health. It can make your mind feel cluttered and feel like you are stuck in a rut. It can seem like a mammoth job but just take it one day at a time. Choose a certain room or area in the room that you can start on. As you start to make a dent in it, you will feel better and better every day. It will make your home look nicer, tidier and give you a more minimal look.
Let In The Sunshine And Soak In Vitamin D
It is very well known that during the summer, people just feel happier, more positive, and have more of a get-up-and-go vibe. During the autumn and winter, people can suffer from SAD (seasonal affective disorder). One of the good things to help this is by having more light. Each morning make sure you open the curtains and let in the light as much as you can. Some older windows are quite small and need updating. You can look to get vinyl replacement windows which can let in more light and give your home a new and fresh look.
Make Your Bathroom A Sanctuary
Bathrooms aren’t just where you go to do your business, and it is a place you take yourself to where you can rewind, relax and de-stress. We run our baths and add in bubbles, bath bombs, and bath salts to help. It is all well and good having this practice and using this time to help your self-care. Re-decorate and add a mirror and a splash of color to make your bathroom feel more luxurious. Another great addition to the bathroom is adding cupboards or storage for things like toilet rolls, bleach, and all your beauty and skincare items. This will give the room a more clean look as well as hiding things that you don’t want to be looking at while trying to relax.
All these things can help you feel happier and promote a more positive mindset.