Our home is our sanctuary. As such, it should give off positive energy, so we can feel relaxed and safe as soon as we step in. Here are six ways to invite good vibes into your home:
1. Let the light in
Vitamin D is produced when the cholesterol from our skin is exposed to the sun. And when we have enough Vitamin D in our body, it encourages our brain to produce serotonin. It is a chemical that helps boost your energy during the day and stay calm at night for better sleep.
And the best way to encourage our bodies to produce Vitamin D is to sunbathe for around 5 – 15 minutes per day. But as to when is the best time to sunbathe is still debatable.
Some would say you should do it in the morning, while some argue it is best to be exposed at noon. That’s because noontime is when the sun is at its peak, and the UVB rays are intense.
Regardless, one of the first things you should do when you wake up in the morning is to open your curtains and let the light in. That way, you are welcoming positive energy first thing in the morning.
2. Have indoor plants
Indoor plants have many benefits. It helps beautify your home and purifies the indoor air. And when the indoor air is pure, it helps relieve your stress, keeping you from developing stress-related illnesses.
And when you are not stressed, it helps boost your productivity and creativity.
That said, consider bringing in beginner-friendly indoor plants. Such plants are easy to take care of. Do quick research first before getting a new plant. After all, each plant requires particular care.
Some plants love the sun, and some are better placed in a shaded area like the bathroom. There are plants that you should water daily, and there are that you only need to tend to once in a while.
3. Use essential oils
Nowadays, essential oils are people’s go-to if they want to give their space a relaxing vibe. That’s because the scent coming from the essential oils is believed to invoke certain emotions.
Some can boost your energy and enhance your focus, while some can make you feel relaxed and sleep better. Here are essential oils that you might want to keep handy depending on what you need:
- Lemon. The scent of lemon is ideal if you want to uplift your spirit and have a good mood.
- Peppermint. If you feel tired and tired, consider using peppermint essential oil.
- Rosemary. It is believed that rosemary can improve your mood.
- Orange and spearmint. If you want to boost your athletic performance, consider using orange and spearmint essential oil.
- Spearmint and rosemary. The combined scent of spearmint and rosemary is said to enhance memory, which could come in handy when you are studying.
Many other types of essential oils, like lavender and chamomile, are said to make you feel relaxed. As a result, it can help improve your sleep. And we all know that quality sleep can lead to a better mood, more energy, and enhanced productivity the following day.
4. Maintain a clutter-free home
Clutter can induce stress, disrupting the positive energy around you. It is also unpleasant to stay in a cluttered space. If you want to invite positive energy into your home, it would be ideal to keep your house clean. There is something therapeutic about cleaning your house, and it’s free. That said, start decluttering your house. If you don’t know where to begin, consider following the KonMari method.
5. Add a pop of color
One of the easiest ways to bring positivity into your home is by adding pop colors. That’s because color can make a space feel bright. However, working with colors can be tricky. That’s why you should consider your environment first when choosing a paint color, for example. Another thing you might want to consider is the purpose of the space. According to color psychology, the colors red, yellow, and orange add vibrance to a space. Perhaps you can use this paint color in a kid’s playroom but not in their bedroom. It is also said that red can boost your appetite. Hence, you might want to use it in your kitchen.
6. Hang inspiring decorations
Adding decorations that can make you happy can bring positivity to your home. But before you hang your favorite painting on your wall, you need to consider the color scheme of your surroundings. That’s because colors can be tricky. Hanging a painting on a floral-patterned wall, for instance, can result in visual clutter. And it is something visually unappealing. It is not inspiring, either.
As you can see, it’s easy to invite positivity into your home. With the tips listed above, you can definitely make it happen.
Written by Jacky Xu, Chief Operating Officer, Maid Sailors