You can affect your home environment in the same way that your home environment can affect you. Keeping this thought in mind, how do you feel when you get home – relieved? Happy? Or overwhelmed? In today’s fast-paced world, it has become essential that your home be a place where you can recharge and refresh yourself from the day’s vagaries. It then becomes necessary that you create a calm and peaceful atmosphere at home that makes the family look forward to getting home.
Here are a few simple things you can do improve your homes’ positive environment:
De-clutter your home – Clutter adds chaos to the mind on an unconscious level. Tasks left undone can weigh on your mind even while you’re away from home, so always follow a plan to keep things in place and get rid of the things that you don’t need any more – donate, if possible. Your home needs to breathe too, so focus on quality, not quantity and create space.
Choice of colors – The study of colors explains that colors not only have an emotional and psychological effect on your mood, but also on the physical level; studies have shown that colors can affect appetite, the body temperature, moods as well as energy levels. So take the time to study the effect of colors in your home, and make changes where necessary – you should ideally have a mix of cold and warm colors to create a balance.
Windows – Even though we are living in a world full of pollution, it’s not just the outdoors, but the indoors too that is polluted. So do open the windows daily to bring in fresh energy and rejuvenating sunlight.
Nurturing plants – Humans are innately designed to appreciate the natural beauty around and keeping some greenery indoors has an energizing effect. Not only do they calm the mind, they also re-oxygenate the air and eliminate noxious gases, giving you a sigh of relief.
Get rid of bad mojo – Decorate your home with mementos that are reminders of good times and get rid of items that are associated with negative, undesirable feelings. Add more of the things that make you and your family smile, to boost and nurture positive vibes.
Layout of your home – Design your home with different areas designated for various activities including work, rest and play; this will keep your mind subconsciously aware of the times to indulge in each activity and create balance and harmony.
Your five senses – Once you get home, your five senses should become positively stimulated. A nice aroma of food or some essential oil, the sound of relaxing music and moderate tones of voices around the home, the sight of energizing plants and fresh flowers, clean homes and playful kids and pets all add to the joy of getting home.