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Creating A Relaxing Environment At Home

Creating A Relaxing Environment At Home

The world is a hard place to live in these days. Your home should be your sanctuary from the world, but it can be hard to make it feel that way when you are struggling to deal with your own mental health and trauma. However, there are some easy ways that you can make your home feel a lot more relaxing. Here are some tips for creating your perfect environment.

Make Your Furniture More Comfortable

If you have an old couch or mattress that’s really lumpy or has a spring poking out, you aren’t going to want to relax on that furniture. That will make it hard for you to relax at home at all. Try and replace your mattress at least once a decade or when it starts to leave you feeling uncomfortable and unrested in the morning. The same goes for the main pieces of furniture that you relax on in your home. If your dining room chairs need new cushions, that can be a low-expense way to bring a little bit more joy and relaxation into your home.

Reduce Stressful Sounds

White noise is incredibly helpful for reducing stress and making it easier for you to get to sleep and stay that way. You can purchase a white noise machine if you’d like, or turn the TV on for static in the background if that’s what works for you. However, the easiest way to create white noise and keep yourself cool and comfortable is to turn your ceiling fan on.

You might also want to look into reducing the number of stressful sounds that are created within your home if you can. This is possible by adding soundproofing to your rooms or by fixing appliances that make sounds they shouldn’t be making. You can also play relaxing music from your phone or computer to make your home feel a little bit happier.

Add Happy Decorations – But Not Too Many

Last but not least, you want to make sure there are decorations in your home that make you happy and relaxed. That’s going to mean very different things to different people, so figure out what decorations make you happy and add them to your home to your heart’s content. Try to avoid making your rooms feel cluttered, though. Clutter can make it really difficult for your brain to turn off and thus makes it difficult for you to relax in your home.

Build Cleaning Into Your Routine

In order to avoid feeling overwhelmed by the amount of cleaning that you have to do, I recommend trying to schedule out your cleaning of particular rooms on different days. For example, maybe leave the more stressful rooms to clean for the weekend when you have more time than you would need for tidying another room. This will to make you feel like you got your life more in order than you might feel if you didn’t build it into your routine. The less overwhelmed you feel, the better off you are going to be.

This post was written by Susan Austin.

Susan Austin is a family research specialist with Family Living Today.  A mother of three and small business owner in Texas, Austin spends her days juggling work and family life — sometimes expertly, sometimes not.

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