Calming the Chaos – A Guide to De-Stressing Your Home

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After a stressful day at work, one of the best things you can look forward to is going home, sitting back and de-stressing in the comfort of your own home. When you return home, your space should be one of healing, offering you an atmosphere to unwind in peace. This is why it is so important that you set up your home in such a way that it is your very own zen paradise; a private respite from all the chaos of the workday. In this article, we look at a number of ways in which you can go about de-stressing your home – from de-cluttering to investing in particular pieces of furniture, we’ve got you covered. Read on to find out more!

1.     Invest in The Right Furniture

One of the best ways to de-stress your home is to invest in the right furniture. Being comfortable in your home is one of the key factors to unwinding at the end of a stressful day, and the proper furniture to do that job is essential. In key areas such as your living room or bedroom, consider investing in lift chairs, a comfy armchair, and a quality mattress and bedding for when it’s time to hit the hay. The key is to ensure that you get items that suit your comfort needs and allow you to de-stress and detach from all the stresses of modern day living.

      2.    Get Rid of Clutter

No one wants to go home to a cluttered house that has items strewn all over the place. This is why decluttering is essential in building your ideal space for relaxation. Less is more, and minimalism is one of the best ways to keep the mess at bay at home. Spend a weekend getting rid of things that you no longer need, giving items away to loved ones or simply putting them up for sale on Gumtree, Facebook Marketplace or at your very own garage sale. Another fantastic way to keep clutter at bay is to look into purchasing storage furniture. There are many storage sofas and beds available in the market today, giving you the option of keeping your items out of sight. Another perk of storage furniture is that you’ll be able to make use of space that is otherwise occupied by larger items of furniture. Whatever the case, keeping clutter away is one of the best ways to turn your home into a calm and peaceful oasis.

      3.    Consider A Holistic Approach

One of the best ways to inject a sense of relaxation into any home is by looking towards holistic solutions. Vaporisers and essential oils are a fantastic way to incorporate a sense of zen into your home. Vapourisers also add moisture into the air, removing dryness from your home’s atmosphere. Adding a few drops of essential oils into your vaporiser can add a calming scent to the air in your home, aiding you in unwinding after a challenging day. Scents such as Lavender, Patchouli and Rose can aid in calming you down and helping your emotional wellbeing. You can even add a few drops of these oils to your carpet or bedding, to aid you in getting a peaceful night of sleep.

      4.    Create a Technology Zone

Many of us spend hours on computers, smartphones and tablets every day, and whilst these devices keep us connected from the rest of the world, they also have the tendency to keep us wired and our minds alert during times at which we should be winding down instead. This is why we recommend creating a technology zone in your home – an allocated space or room where you watch television, use the computer or tap away at your phone. Once you leave your technology zone, put a ban on all devices. This will aid you in relaxing when you are in the living room or in your bedroom  and will train your mind to switch off once you are no longer in your technology zone. You’ll be amazed at how much your quality of rest, relaxation and sleep will improve when you keep devices away from your designated areas of relaxation.

      5.    Add a Touch of Greenery

Last but not least, one of the best ways to de-stress your home is to add a touch of greenery. Filling your home with beautiful indoor plants not only creates a gorgeous aesthetic but also improves the air quality in your home, thus assisting you in relaxing and unwinding after a stressful day. Studies have shown that plants in our environment can aid in reducing stress levels. Some fantastic options are Bonsai plants or hanging terrariums that are generally very low maintenance and require minimal tending to.

We hope that this article has given you some insight into a number of ways in which you can go about de-stressing your home. Follow a few of these pointers and watch as your home turns into the ultimate space for you to unwind and relax at the end of a stressful day!

About Mohit Tater

Mohit is the co-founder and editor of Entrepreneurship Life, a place where entrepreneurs, start-ups, and business owners can find wide ranging information, advice, resources, and tools for starting, running, and growing their businesses.

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