Stress: What Does My House Have to Do With It?

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How does a dirty floor, untidy kitchen with a sink full of dirty dishes, a living room with toys all over the place and almost every piece of furniture dusty, a bedroom with the bed always not spread and clothes dropped everywhere and a bathroom with a grimy bath and face basin makes you feel?

We can think of a few words; DEPRESSED, DULL, STRESSED.

So with that said, wouldn’t you agree that your house does have something to do with the way you feel?

Here are a few tips that will help you to start feeling better today and you would only have yourself and your home to thank for it.

  1. Get down and do some cleaning. Use the weekend or your day off to cater to you by cleaning your house. Make that furniture shiny, vacuum the carpet and clean the floors. Wash up the dishes, clean the bathroom and straighten your bedroom.
  2. Put in some air fresheners, especially in areas of the house you spend most of your time, like your bedroom and living room.
  3. Make your house look different by switching around some of the furniture.
  4. Avoid using furniture to block the entrance of natural light into your home. Sunshine is healing; it gives a feeling of encouragement that helps to fight that depressed mood.
  5. Change your curtains. Get different ones with vibrant pop colors, example, yellow, pink, blue or green. Vibrant colors are invigorating.
  6. You can go all out and add a fresh coat of paint to the walls or change dull wall colors to a lighter, more inviting one, example, yellow or green neutrals. This might prove uplifting, causing you to feel refreshed.
  7. If possible you can acquire house plants especially those that bloom. Flowers usually stimulate a smile. Also, tending to plants and watching them grow gives you a feeling of achievement, knowing that you had a part to play in the beauty of it.
  8. Invite friends or family over to your house for dinner or a drink. Socialization or company adds life to your home. You may not feel like it but try anyways and see what happens.

I encourage you to get started on this house transformation today. What better feeling to have than that of “upliftment” when you leave a long day’s work and enter your home?

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