It can be hard to relax at home if you have clutter piled up, intrusive lighting, or feel restless. Your environment can affect your mood. By making changes to your home and your daily habits, you can begin the journey to feeling more positive.
Find out how to create more happiness in your home.
Did you know our brains are constantly surveying our environments for danger? Having clutter creates more obstacles for our brains to scan and look for potential problems. This can stress us out.
Give your brain a break and take some time to organize or toss out piles of clutter. Your brain will thank you.
Personalize Your Décor
Even though a trendy interior design might catch your eye on Pinterest, it’s better to decorate a room based on your personality. Typically, introverts feel calmer in spaces with fewer stimuli than extroverts. Why is this?
Introverts usually take in all their surroundings, while extroverts notice only some of them. If you’re more social, you might enjoy bolder colors and louder patterns, and if you’re an introvert, you’ll feel more at peace in a minimalistic space.
Form a Sanctuary
Even if you’re an extrovert, it’s still beneficial to make your home feel like a sanctuary. Your entire home doesn’t have to look like a spa—a reading nook, a favorite chair, or a game room can be ways to relax and forget about outside stressors. Dim lighting, neutral colors, and soft textures also give us a sense of calm.
Did you know that baking can increase your mood? Spending time in the kitchen helps us relax and even practice mindfulness. Cooking is a form of creativity that can create peace in your home. You could even describe it as a sensory exploration since you cut different foods and stir sauces and mixes. People who habitually bake often feel happier and calmer the next day, giving them another reason to eat more cookies.
Invite People Over
Having people over at your home more often can also make it feel more pleasant. Arrange your rooms to accommodate visitors, and think about buying items for socializing, such as a grill, games, or a fire pit.
Understanding how to create more happiness in your home is the first step to feeling more buoyant in your daily life!
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