I am sure you’ve heard the following quote endless times; “Who you spend time with the most is who you will become.” It’s needless to say how important it is to get your surroundings as well as yourself into a positive state – meaning surround yourself with positive people and in my case, spend time in a positive and uplifting environment. It can be a bit tricky to find people who are positive all the time, so turning your home into a positive haven with quotes and affirmations can do wonders.
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As the place where you often escape after the stress of work or hectic woes of life, your home needs to be able to establish a serene atmosphere and help you to recharge from the day.
“Your home either nurtures and supports you or it depletes your energy and leaves you exhausted.”
How do you feel when you get home – relieved? Happy? Or overwhelmed? In today’s fast-paced world, it has become essential that your home be a place where you can recharge and refresh yourself from the day’s vagaries. It then becomes necessary that you create a positive, calm and peaceful atmosphere at home that makes you look forward to getting home.
Here are a few simple things you can do to improve your home’s positive environment:
De-clutter your home
Clutter adds chaos to the mind on an unconscious level. Tasks left undone can weigh on your mind even while you’re away from home, so always follow a plan to keep things in place and donate the things that you don’t need any more. Your home needs to breathe too, so focus on quality, not quantity and create space.
Choice of colours
The study of colours explains that colours not only have an emotional and psychological effect on your mood but also on the physical level; studies have shown that colours can affect appetite, body temperature, moods as well as energy levels. So take the time to study the effect of colours in your home, and make changes where necessary – you should ideally have a mix of cold and warm colours to create a balance.
Even though we are living in a world full of pollution, it’s not just the outdoors, but indoors too that is polluted. So do open the windows daily to bring in fresh energy and rejuvenating sunlight.
Humans are innately designed to appreciate the natural beauty around and keeping some greenery indoors has an energizing effect. Not only do they calm the mind, but they also re-oxygenate the air and eliminate noxious gases, giving you a sigh of relief.
Get rid of bad mojo
Decorate your home with mementoes that are reminders of good times and get rid of items that are associated with negative, undesirable feelings. Add more of the things that make you and your family smile, to boost and nurture positive vibes.
The layout of your home
Design your home with different areas designated for various activities including work, rest and play; this will keep your mind subconsciously aware of the times to indulge in each activity and create balance and harmony.