4 Simple Ways To Make Your Home A Little Calmer - Karen Salmansohn

4 Simple Ways To Make Your Home A Little Calmer

Simple Ways To Make Your Home A Little Calmer
During these challenging times, you will appreciate using these 4 simple ways to make your home a little calmer. Read on to learn how to relax more deeply in a comforting environment.

Our homes should be our retreat from the world. When life gets stressful or too busy, being able to come back home to an oasis of calm is essential. It helps us recharge our energy levels, reconnect with ourselves and balance our wellbeing.

Basically, we want our home to feel like a safe haven.

The right calm home environment makes us feel good and allows us to relax.

What exactly a “happy, calm home” means is very personal. For some of us, an apartment high above a city looking down on the hustle and bustle below is ideal. For others, being near the sea on a coastal retreat is the dream. And for some it could mean being near Golfing Communities to indulge in a relaxing hobby. 

But whatever your ideal home situation, you can still do specific things to turn your home into an oasis of relaxation,

4 Simple Ways To Make Your Home A Little Calmer

As you might know, I am a recovered anxiety sufferer who wrote a bestselling meditation guide called Instant Calm and founded the popular video course called The Anxiety Cure.

I personally know what it’s like to feel stressed and anxious. Thankfully I also know how to develop the superpower of calm – even during tough times.

I’m committed to helping people to live calm, happy lives  – which is why I decided to put together this quick home relaxation guide (below).

I hope you enjoy trying these simple ways to make your home a little calmer.

1. Connect To Nature With Plants 

Simple Ways To Make Your Home A Little Calmer
Plants are an essential component of a well balanced home. Not only do they provide a vital connection to nature, but they also calm us.

Basically plants act as natural air filters, improving the oxygen quality in our homes. All very good reasons to add a few houseplants to each room.

You can also add in potted or cut flowers to lift your spirits, add a splash of color and fragrance the room.

Bringing a little bit of the outdoors in doesn’t have to be difficult.

If you aren’t very green-fingers, start with easy to maintain plants such as ficus, cacti or spider plants.  These can survive most conditions.

If you’re feeling a little more creative, making your own terrarium can be a lovely project.

Or try some simple window boxes of fresh herbs of chillies to add to your cooking.

There’s always a way to add greenery, even in the middle of a city, and having this connection to nature always lifts our mood.

2. Add Some Aromatherapy 

positivity scent
If you want a simple way to make your home a little calmer, you should try the power of essential oils! They can be really helpful in calming and uplifting us. There are lots of ways to incorporate their beneficial effects into our lives.

In my book Instant Calm I recommend a range of essential oils.

For example…

  • try calming rose, frankincense or geranium oils to a deep bath
  • use lavender on your pillow before you sleep
  • add some mood boosting bergamot to an essential oil diffuser,
  • get pure essential oils and dilute them into cleaning products
  • use scented candles 

Our sense of smell has a powerful connection to the emotions and memories. So scenting your home beautifully can be a powerful way  to signal your brain that it’s time to unwind. 

3. Cut The Clutter 

messy cluttered home
If you want a simple way to make your home a little calmer, you should avoid cluttered, messy, disorganized rooms. They can have a big impact on our mental state at an unconscious level.

Being around a lot of disordered possessions can feel stifling. It actually chips away at our mental energy.

In contrast, becoming a bit more minimalist can help you to feel more balanced.  You’ll expend less energy looking for things, cleaning and managing your possessions.

So ask yourself:

  • How much do you really need to own?

You should consider giving things you no longer need away to charity. Plus recycling can feel tremendously liberating.

Some people choose to follow a system like the Kon Mari method to organize their homes.

Or you can choose to begin by tackling one clutter hot-spot a day:

  • your wardrobe
  • the cupboard under the stairs
  • that drawer where all the junk ends up in the kitchen

Once you create a positive momentum, you’ll be surprised what you can achieve and just how nice an ordered home really feels. 

4. Prime Your Bedroom For Sleep

Simple Ways To Make Your Home A Little Calmer
We cannot underestimate the role our bedroom plays within the home, as the inner sanctuary that we retreat to for sleep.

After all, sleep is the cornerstone of our mental and physical health.

For that reason, it’s well worth investing in your bedroom to support sleep hygiene.

This could mean…

  • getting lined curtains or blackout blinds to ensure that it’s dark
  • maintaining a slightly cool temperature
  • investing in the best quality mattress and bed linen you can.
  • banning blue-light emitting electronics like smartphones, tablets and televisions from the room. These disturb the body’s production of melatonin, the sleep hormone.

Even the colour of your walls can have an effect on your mood. Powder blue and light green are calming shades that may help you relax.

With a little thought, you can turn your bedroom into the relaxing haven you need to recharge at the end of a busy day.

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