Using Your Home for De-Stressing

Now more than ever, you are surrounded by things that increase stress. The past two years have decimated some sectors, and almost 5 million lives have been lost because of Covid. So while 2022 isn’t off to a particularly great start, there is some hope.

And whether you are lucky enough to still have your job or work remotely, using your home for de-stressing is now essential.

Using Artificial Light

The use of artificial light in homes isn’t anything new. However, how you use it can significantly impact how you feel. Lighting affects a lot of things, including your psychological and emotional well-being. For example, bright lighting like sunlight can elicit an energetic response, making you feel invigorated. At the same time, mood-lifting and balancing softer tones will help you relax and feel calmer. Further, the materials used can also affect you. A delicate crystal piece from Waterford Lamps, for example, may be better than a migraine-inducing desk lamp.

Using Natural Light

Of course, the benefits of natural light are well-documented. Sunlight itself helps your body prudence vitamin D for healthy bones. While the warmth and glow help you feel at one with nature for a conscious and unconscious comfort. Letting natural light in as much as possible is also shown to increase your mood and energy levels. In short, stress and anxiety are released when you make an effort to let in some sun. Further, there are appetite benefits. Researchers have found that an abundance of natural sunlight helps us choose healthier eating options.

Comfortable Furniture

Like most, you probably see your home as your sanctuary. The place you escape to after a long day at work, a strenuous shopping trip, or a draining event like a wedding or a funeral. In short, you just want your home to be as comfy as possible. Comfortable couches and chairs help with emotional stress and physical ailments like stiff joints. And a good bed helps with just about everything, including sleep, resting, and injury recovery. However, mattresses can be expensive, but you can get a healthy memory foam mattress topper for a fraction of the price. 

A Lovely Garden

Like natural sunlight, being outside in natural surroundings has numerous health benefits. Emotional well-being, anxiety, and stress are greatly affected by nature. And there’s no better place for nature than your own garden because you can make it whatever you want it to be. Further, millions of people find gardening helps them relax and forget about their troubles for a good portion of the day. Taking care of your plants, vegetables, and herbs promotes focus and concentration. Further, growing your own food contributes to a healthier lifestyle.

A Little Pampering

A comfy couch and a great bed can only go so far. Sometimes, you need a little more than an energy-restoring nap. Fortunately, home pampering isn’t beyond your means these days. For instance, you can get a foot spa for less than the cost of a week’s worth of coffee from Starbucks. And if you want to splurge a little, a spa bath or a steamer shower doesn’t cost too much more than the cost of standard items. So, if you are looking to remodel your bathroom, you could save a little longer and go for the indulgent home spa systems instead.



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12 thoughts on “Using Your Home for De-Stressing

  • Yup. I do try to have comfy furniture. Most of it is. I’d love to upgrade at some point.

  • I love to relax at home taking care of my garden. Plants and flowers make me relax.

  • I love an item of comfy furniture. I’d love a comfy sofa in the living room since I spend a lot of time here

  • I love natural light. It’s so much nicer than artificial light and it can really give you a boost.

  • I really love having a classy and comfy furniture. I also love natural light.

  • These are all wonderful ideas. I’ve always loved having a garden. We can only do it in summer because of where we live, but I love it.

  • This post is so helpful for those of us stuck at home during this difficult time.

  • I really enjoyed reading this post, thanks for sharing these tips.

  • Great ideas!! It is amazing how much a little natural light/vitamin d can affect your mood!

  • It is nice to make the home a sanctuary where you can destress. I like your tips especially about having more natural light.

  • Loving this post and I need to invest in a new comfy couch… its a must and the one I have now is so not cutting it LOL 🙂 Thanks for the tips!


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