Being healthy is not just about eating the right things and treating your body mindfully. In order to promote all-around happiness and well-being, you also need to pay attention to your home environment. Your house or apartment is where you end up spending a lot of your time. It should inspire happiness and peace as opposed to just being a place where you crash at the end of the day. Here are some great ways to promote health and balance in your home environment.
Clear Your Space
This doesn’t only involve folding your clothes and throwing away the garbage. You need to air your environment on a regular basis by opening all the windows and creating a current to let all the “bad stuff” out – that includes pollution as well as any negativity. Even when the windows are closed, you should open up the blinds and let the sunshine in. The health benefits of natural lighting are endless and they include (but are not limited to) boosting vitamin D production, fighting depression and increasing productivity.
Create Wellness Corners
You don’t have to take on everything all at once. Your home can have some imperfections just like you; the main thing is to start somewhere. For instance, you can keep your cluttered writing table as it is. Then, create a cozy little corner in your bedroom where you can escape from all that. Use candles, soothing colors, fuzzy blankets or anything else that will make you feel good. Also, if you share your environment with roommates who might not be on the same wave-length as you, you won’t be able to take over the entire space. What you can do is let them know of your intention to create a more balanced environment for yourself and try to come up with a compromise. Start small and find places around the home which you can turn into mini zones of wellness. While your roommates might not be into this whole vibe, you could convince them to get a quality air purifier for allergies or dust for your shared space which can benefit you all while not taking anything away from anybody’s aesthetic ideals.
Make Smarter Choices
Yes, you should try to eat as organically as you can. Bu,t there are also certain (inedible) items inside your home which should be organic. There are certain materials found in some paint, furniture, and plastic storage containers which can be harmful or toxic to us. When you are shopping for new items for your home, try choosing more natural materials by opting for wooden furniture, organic cotton bed sheets, and eco-friendly pottery. Obviously, you probably won’t be able to change everything in your environment the moment you decide to lead a more balanced lifestyle, but don’t panic. Simply start making smarter choices in the future one by one.
Stock up On Plants
Just as trees benefit the planet, having some greenery inside your home can benefit you. Plants purify the air while constantly releasing fresh oxygen for you to breathe, on top of humidifying the space. All this can immensely improve your physical health as well as your mood. Besides having a positive effect on your mind and body, plants work wonders for the soul as well. Most plants will do the trick, however, there are some houseplants that can improve your health more than others, such as Aloe vera and lavender.
Hopefully, these tips will inspire you to get started on making your way towards a healthier and more balanced home.