When you’re bombarded with work, gloom and doom news, inflation, recession, sandwiched between children and parents, and have to keep the house in some semblance of order, the combination of everything can really take a toll on your mental health.
Resentment may unknowingly build up over time. Chores may pile higher and higher. Before you know it, you’re at your breaking point and are ready to walk out of the house, marriage, and relationship.
In today’s high stress climate, it’s more important than ever to ensure that our living environments are a safe haven, calm and comforting.
A big part of your mood is affected by your personal environment, namely your home. If you subscribe to Feng Shui, you would also know that the home you live in has the biggest influence on your marriage and major relationships.
Your home affects your behaviour, motivation, stress levels
Take a look at it this way – besides your office or workplace, you sleep, eat and spending your leisure time there. Besides that, your living space also has an impression on how you behave, how motivated you are for tasks, and it could also either induce or reduce stress, according to the University of Minnesota.
Start by limiting the amount of time you spend checking the news, for instance. And then think out of the box, like transforming your workspace from dreary to dreamy, or other pick-me-up lifestyle choices which can help ease not only your mental exertion, but physical tension as well.
So what are you waiting for? Here are ten things you can do to transform your environment into a calm, stress-free environment that’ll keep you motivated through the year.