Exercise, good hygiene, and healthy eating are proven ways to enjoy good health. But following such a path requires work, commitment, and sacrifice. What if there was a way to improve your health without having to work at it? That’s exactly what you will find here – 5 simple hacks to make your home contribute positively to your mental and physical health!
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1. Choose Colours Carefully
After a hard day’s work, you should return to a home that makes you feel at peace. This is an important part of managing your work-life balance and can be achieved with something as simple as using the right paint colour in your home.
Different colours have different effects on behaviour. For a home that reduces your anxiety and eases stress, aim for a colour palette that promotes a feeling of relaxation and serenity. Bright and warm colours such as bright yellow, orange, or red are not good for this.
Muted and neutral shades such as blue, green, grey, and whites evoke a sense of calm. The release of stress hormones is harmful to your health, so it’s best to avoid anything that can lead to such in your home.
You can use bright colours as accents and mix your muted paint shades with softer shades of bright colours.
2. Less harsh lighting
Natural light and artificial light affect the sleep cycle of individuals. For the sake of your health, use muted energy saving lights indoors, especially in the bedroom. Also, avoid using bright lights before you sleep. Dimmer switches give you more control over the level of lighting in your home.
Depending on natural light when it is available will help your circadian rhythms, boost your overall sense of wellbeing, and minimise the symptoms of depression.
3. Nontoxic furniture
The foam used in furniture is most times treated with toxic substances which can prove injurious to your health. To protect yourself, switch out your furniture, especially your mattress for furniture that uses more natural materials. Natural latex mattresses and memory foam are highly recommended.
4. Potted plants
Potted plants, especially leafy ones, add vibrancy to your interior and improve your quality of life. This is because green plants extract carbon dioxide and other elements from the air and replace them with clean oxygen. This is great for your body and mind.
5. Minimise clutter
A cluttered apartment reflects your mind, and a cluttered mind is a stressed mind. So, de-clutter. Asides the psychological aspect, a cluttered apartment provides hiding places for pests that carry disease. It’s also impossible to keep a cluttered home clean.
Apply these hacks and you can look forward to a stress-free home that contributes to your mental and physical wellbeing.