With everything going on, it’s hard to feel like there is a proper balance between home and the world around you. I know for myself with the kids being at school in the home it becomes hard to find a quiet space. Listed below are some ideas you can use to create wellness in your home.
Change Out The Products You Use
When thinking about wellness in the home, you should definitely consider changing out the products that you use. This includes cleaning products, beauty products, and other household products such as candles and more. Why? A lot of the time, we are using completely toxic products, without even thinking about it, and that definitely does not contribute to ideal wellness and health. In fact, it can be contributing to underlying negative symptoms instead. So, your first order of business when creating a well home is to exchange your toxic items for non-toxic ones. Everyone in your home will be thankful!
Focus On The Surfaces in Your Home
Surfaces are not typically thought about when it comes to a “well” home, but think about it. If you have old surfaces, with holes or cracks in them, they have the ability to hold mold, which is detrimental to health. A lot of attention has been around mold lately – and it’s so important! That’s why I think that everyone should focus on quality countertops that are both 1) beautiful and 2) not harmful to your health. Countertops such as the ones from Click Countertops are my go-to choice! They offer quartz countertops in Johns Creek, GA, and are the most experienced in the industry. Click Countertops has over 20 years of industry experience with over 500,000 installations under their belt. They do it all: commercial properties and residential properties alike! Plus, they have tons of 5-star reviews to back up their talk. When working with them, the final product will be a clean and smooth surface, which is great for easy cleaning (+ no harboring harmful mold). They say, “While the countertops may look like natural stone, they have some advantages over marble and granite. The quartz product is self-sealing. It does not require an extra coating for stain resistance. Because it is a uniform surface, there are no pits or crevices where bacteria can grow and dust can gather.”
Add In Plants
It sounds simple, but it’s easy to overlook this one. Indoor plants provide the double service of boosting your mood and cleaning the air. For instance, common house plants such as a spider plant, peace lilies and a number of ferns naturally remove toxins such as formaldehyde, volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and more from the air. This is a vital service, especially in winter. Add in those plants whenever you can! My rule of thumb is to include at least one in each room!
The Colors In Your Home
The color of a room has a huge impact on your mood; in fact, the color of a room can make or break a space. As a rule of thumb, many interior designers break colors into warm and cool. Warm colors such as yellow, orange and red create an energized space and may be great options for a family room or home office. Cool tones such as blue or green create a calming atmosphere, perfect for spaces where you go to relax and unwind. Think about the colors that bring your joy, or the colors that improve your mood. Pick those and ditch the colors that do not lead towards a happier (and healthier) life.
Create A Better Sleeping Plan
Your mood, energy level, ambition and so much more depends on getting a full night’s sleep. To help ensure you get enough sleep, transform your bedroom into a sanctuary. If you have a TV in it, take it out and leave your phone in the kitchen when you go to bed. Your bedroom should be a spot for sleeping and relaxing activities such as reading or meditating. You can even transform your room even more by adding amber tinted light bulbs, or dimming your lights so that they are not so bright.
Remove Stressful Clutter
Over the years, the stuff we own starts to pile up. Most of it we don’t need, but it’s hard to get rid of a lot of things. Maybe it was a gift, or has sentimental value. Whatever the case, it can be difficult, but going through your house and getting rid of the clothes, kitchen appliances, and general clutter can be a transformative experience that reduces stress and creates a calmer home atmosphere.
As you can see, these tips can help you create a home that helps you when it comes to your wellness journey. Afterall, wellness starts in the home. It truly does!