With everyone on lockdown, people are starting to notice the things about their homes that stress them out. Most of the time, you’d be out and about, carrying out your daily schedule. But now you have to remain indoors; every little niggle is getting on your nerves.
The good news, though, is that you don’t have to put up with these sources of stress. You can do a lot to beat them back or, sometimes, eliminate them.
If your home is stressing you out, here’s what to do.
Add Interior Plants
Did you know that people have been bringing plants into their homes since ancient Babylonian times, thousands of years ago? Back then, people did it primarily as a way to get rid of pungent smells, but since then, the practice has stuck.
The reason for this has a lot to do with the way that plants make us feel. Researchers have known for a long time that forest bathing is a great way to reduce the levels of stress hormones in people’s bodies and help them to find peace. The same effect, they believe, also occurs when you bring plants into the home. Big, green objects in the corner seem to remind us of our primal environment and make everything appear less claustrophobic.
A lot of property owners believe that they have to take care of all the cleaning and maintenance themselves, but this simply isn’t true. Nobody is forcing you to scrub the oven every month or the bathroom every week. That’s a self-imposed chore. And it isn’t necessary.
Think for a moment how much time you waste just cleaning your rooms on your days off. Often it can take an entire day – precious time that you could be spending doing something life-affirming and productive.
With a maid service, you don’t have to worry about any of this. All you do is book an appointment, and then cleaners will arrive at your property, taking care of all those annoying jobs you don’t want to face. It frees you up to go about your day however you like. It gives you freedom.
Improve How Your Home Smells
For years, researchers have known that what we eat makes a big difference to our health. But now there’s compelling evidence that what we smell matters too. Our perceptions of smell, for instance, can have a massive knock-on effect on both our metabolism and our mood. It sounds crazy, but there’s real science backing it up.
But which smells are the best?
Well, it won’t surprise you to find out that it is mainly the type of smells that people have been using in the home for generations. Lavender, rosemary and mint are all top performers when it comes to feeling relaxed and healthy. Just make sure, though, that you use all-natural products. Ideally, you should spread the oils around your home or on your fabrics, giving them a beautiful, unique scent. You can also use infusions and wicks to allow the smells to permeate your home slowly.