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Friday 24th May 2019
Your home provides you with shelter, privacy and a sanctuary to escape from the outside world. It can also help enhance your mental wellbeing. A well thought out space can encourage calm or creativity.
When we think of mindfulness, we often think of restoring a sense of peace to the mind and of experiencing each moment to its fullest. In May, with there being a lot of focus on mental wellbeing, we have compiled a list of 6 ways to incorporate mindfulness into your living space.
The colours you pick for your rooms can change the energy of the room. Think about the room and its function and then select the palette accordingly. For example, in your bedroom where you might want a zen-like feel, muted and natural tones encourage a feeling of calm, whereas yellow in an office can help boost creativity and productivity.
If you’re moving into a new home, it can be tempting to want to decorate your home straight away. However, by taking the time to learn about the space and how you use it, will give you a better idea of what you need to do to your home. You might find that you need more inbuilt storage to keep clutter at bay or that you might want to concentrate on the rooms where you spend the most amount of time.
It’s common knowledge that sunshine counteracts the effects of Seasonal Affective Disorder, so wherever possible, try to let as much natural light in. If you’re thinking about renovating your home, this is the perfect opportunity to think about the areas of your home that would benefit from windows, large glazed sliding doors or a skylight.
Organic materials are an exciting and underutilised way of incorporating the calming elements of nature to your space. A natural mortar and finishing material such as Kourasanit can be introduced into your home in many different ways such as flooring, on walls and ceilings. It is created from lava rock, aggregates and hydrated lime, so it is a great way to introduce the outside into your home. Want to find out more about Kourasanit? Click on the link to discover all the benefits that Kourasanit offers: https://tinyurl.com/y6q35xej.
Small home improvements can have a positive effect on your mindset. Completing all those tasks on your mental checklist, such as filling in holes or re-painting a door is not only aesthetically pleasing but will allow you to enjoy downtime with your family fully. There are also those additions like adding sockets in useful places that can save you the stress and mess of having extension cords cluttering your physical and mental space.
When you’ve spent time collecting items and furniture, it can be tempting to want to hold onto everything. However, you’re likely to realise that some things don’t feel cohesive within your space or no longer serve a purpose. When this happens, it is crucial to be able to release the attachment to the item. Instead, search for items or furniture that fit into your space and enhance the feeling that you are trying to achieve.
These are just a few tips that can help you create a home that will inspire mindfulness and gratitude for the home and space that you have. For more information about mindfulness, click on the link to the Mind Charity website: https://tinyurl.com/y4jt8evx.