Celebrating World Wellness Week – 3 Steps To A Happy Home
This September, the 19th- 23rd to be precise, is global world wellness week. Internationally, many will be celebrating wellness; reflecting on how we can become more mindful, increase our awareness of our surroundings and how to positively impact our wellbeing. So to celebrate this, we thought we’d share three simple ways that you can create a happy home and as a result a happy you. There are many small changes that can be made within the home that can have cognitive benefits, positively impacting our wellbeing and mental health. It comes as no surprise considering we spend a lot of our time at home.
It’s been scientifically proven that exposure to natural daylight can boost our moods and exposure to low light levels can cause depression. In light of this (excuse the pun!), think about the areas where you spend most of your time and what purpose you use them for. For example, if you work from home or frequently carry out cognitively demanding tasks in certain areas, ensure they are flooded with as much light as possible. If you don’t have the luxury of having a lot of daylight from windows, make up the lack of light with halogen or LED lights as these are most similar to natural daylight.
Fill your home with scents that are uplifting and energising. Candles, reed diffusers or room fragrance sprays which include flavours of mimosa and neroli in particular are wonderful. These two scents have been used since the 17th century to balance emotions and boost positivity.
Ensure you create an environment that’s perfect for giving you the best night sleep possible. Getting a better night sleep is one of the best ways to boost your mood. Black out blinds are perfect for enhancing a deep sleep due to helping our circadian rhythms run smoothly. Additionally, try colours such as blue in a bedroom as these are proven to lower your blood pressure, therefore a wonderfully relaxing colour in a bedroom.
See what simple steps you can take in your home to make it a happier place and monitor the results that can be achieved to not only you but whoever you live with as well. World Wellness Week is a great excuse to implement some positive changes, so here’s to a happy September!
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