Creating A Home That Is A Wellness Sanctuary
How can you create a home that feels like “home”?
A place that you want to come back to every evening after a long day at work…
Where you honestly feel safe and comfortable and can relax and unwind…
A place and a space that makes you feel peaceful, calm, and well.
A Wellness Sanctuary…
There are some simple and cost-effective changes you can make to your home that will help enhance your experience of your home as a wellness sanctuary.
- One of the most significant health enhancers is to clear out all the junk. Get rid of that stuff you no longer use and de-clutter your living space. This will automatically give you a sense of spaciousness and relief, and will immediately help you feel more peaceful within.
- Stay organized; nothing ruins peace, harmony, and calm than a cluttered house where you cannot find anything. Include those pile of bills, mail, and papers that are sitting unorganized in plain sight.
- Keep a clean floor. Dirty or cluttered floors with papers, towels, clothes, etc. make the whole room look unkempt and disorganized.
- Have comfortable furniture; this is key to having a place where you can truly relax when you get home. Furniture that looks good is beautiful, but you will quickly regret a purchase made for looks alone.
- Remember the adage “Cleanliness is next to Godliness”? Well, you don’t necessarily have to feel holy about it, but having a clean living space is healthy for more than just the reduction in germs and harmful bacteria: it will smell good, look good and feel fresh, all of which will help you to feel good when you are in it!
- Talking of scents and smells, essential oils are a natural and health-giving way of enhancing the comfort of your home: the scent of citrus oils adds a fresh, invigorating feeling while lavender helps you feel calm, for example. Frankincense and myrrh are excellent in promoting a meditative air. You can use a simple oil burner or make an air freshener with nothing more than a few drops of essential oil in a spritzer bottle filled with distilled water.
- Another way to increase your comfort level, and therefore your capacity to relax, unwind and de-stress in your home, is to add “ambiance”: soft music, soft lighting, candles, and beautiful art pieces can all add to a feeling of calm and tranquility.
- Color schemes affect our mood: for example, blues and greens are calming, while reds, corals, and maroons make a room seem cozy and warm. Keep this in mind when redecorating.
- Can you find one area, or room, to devote to your spiritual self? A meditation cushion and a small altar with items of special meaning can turn an unused corner into a sacred space for prayer, contemplation, and connection with the Divine Source (whatever that means for you).
- Having live plants in the home will help keep the air oxygenated, and give a sense of the presence of nature. Just remember to water them!
- Use a water filter for good drinking water.
- Keeping some windows open whenever possible will help the circulation of fresh air and will keep your home from getting stuffy and from feeling oppressive and claustrophobic.
- Growing herbs in the kitchen will again bring a little bit of nature in from the outside and will help you connect to the earth immediately. Not to mention bringing some wholesome nutrition to your kitchen table.
- Natural light in your home, as much as possible, can enhance your mood and provide some vitamin D.
- Remember to laugh, spend time with, and hug those you live with, to increase the good vibes in your home.
- If you live alone, invite family and friends over to share a meal.