For many of us, life has become somewhat frantic, and it’s likely our homes reflect our chaotic frame of mind. It feels like there just aren’t enough hours in the day to get things done, and before you know it, your home is a mess of dirty dishes, unwashed laundry, books stacked up on all surfaces, and dust covering everything… but have no fear! There are things you can do to reduce the stress in your home. Here are five of them.
1. Use Crystals
Crystals? Yes, crystals. They’ve long been believed to be the answer to our daily imbalance, drawing positive energy to our homes. There are hundreds of crystals of different shapes and colours, all used for different purposes. Some are great for emotional wellbeing – calmness and understanding of those around you. Others may prevent physical ailments. Talk to experts who have a wide range of crystals and a wealth of knowledge, like those at Feel Crystals, who’ll advise you on the perfect crystals to suit your needs.
2. Remove Clutter
Clutter equals stress, even if you’re not conscious of it. Avoid having too many ornaments on display. Keep your electrical cords contained. Any appliances in your kitchen that aren’t used for a year probably won’t be again – ditch them. The same goes for clothes. Books and DVDs should go on shelves, not be left all over the place. Children’s toys should be kept away when not in use.
3. Use The Right Colours
It’s long been known that shades of red, orange and yellow spark irritation in most of us. You may want to avoid these colours in big amounts. A small splash of these hues is perfectly fine though – we all need some bright colours in our lives. Instead, shades of green, blue, and brown should be left for bigger areas – whole walls, big furniture items and the like. They invoke a feeling of calmness and a feeling of oneness with nature.
4. Have A Happy Room
If you’ve got a spare room, or even a small area that you can call your own, fill it with items that make you feel calm and happy. Perhaps some nice artwork, souvenirs and vacation snaps, your favourite books, or things your kids made when they were younger. Anything that makes you smile! Go to this area when you’re feeling stressed. You’ll feel better afterwards.
5. Be Technology-Less
While we rely on technology to get things done these days, it can lead to stress without you realising. It’s unrealistic to think you can live life without technology, but it is totally doable for allocated moments in each day in which you stay away from it. However, if there are certain things that relieve your stress – like reading books on your e-reader or listening to your iPod, then they’re okay! Just take short periods of time each day to breathe, meditate, write in a journal, or just relax without the aid of any gadgets.
While most of us have the same idea of what causes stress in our homes, we all have a different stress threshold. Some households can handle a lot of stressors, while for others the end of the tether is reached quickly. Try out these tips and see if the stress in your home is reduced.
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