Updated: Nov 20, 2020
2020 has been a wild year to say the least. Time traveling back to 2019 I use to say things like “If I just had a few weeks to work from home I would really be able to get so much accomplished around my house” Welp 2020 clearly called me on it because that turned out to be a Big Fat Lie. Seriously my 2019 brain would have thought with the amount of time I been working from home quarantined inside my apartment I would have had it looking like I hired The Home Edit Team to come in and organize everything.(Unfortunately This Has Not Happened Yet.) Typically, our homes and how they affect our moods is not a topic we tend to put too much thought into. I mean for me had it not been for quarantine and working from home full time, I can't honestly say that I would have investigated this to the extent that I did.
It is true though, our homes play a key role in our daily moods and have a very strong influence on our sense of wellbeing mind, body, and soul. It is vital that we create either therapeutic places or have within our homes therapeutic items that we can utilize at anytime we begin to feel sad, angry, anxious, or stressed. (Make sure to scroll down to see F.I.F.T.H lists of items and ideas) It is also important that we keep our homes clean and clutter free, and choose for our homes colors and decorations that promote relaxation and put a smile on our faces.
· Our Environments plays a crucial role in our moods and mental health.
· Today more than ever people are spending majority of their days inside of their homes.
· Small details within our homes such as photographs, art, candles, and plants can contribute to our thoughts and moods both positively and negatively.
· Cleanliness, lighting, bedding, and colors can also have a huge impact on our stress levels and mindset.
· Messy environments can increase feelings of depression and make it mentally harder for us to relax.
F.I.F.T.H Five Home Tips To A Happier Mood and Healthier Life
Develop a daily, weekly, and monthly home to do check list that helps you stay organized, reduces clutter and improves your home cleanliness.
Create your own oasis within your bedroom. We spend 1/3 of our lives sleeping so it is vital that your bedroom becomes your sanctuary! We also highly recommend purchasing a weighted blanket for your home. Weighted blankets help to relieve stress and improves a persons quality of sleep. Some studies have shown that individuals who sleep with a weighted blanket have reported experiencing a better nights sleep and lower levels of anxiety. I personally sleep with a weighted blanket every night and it is my go to therapeutic home item! Looking for a recommendation for a Weighted Blanket? I highly recommend the Gravity Z weighted blanket. Link to product included below.
Invest in a Humidifier and Air Purifier to insure that the air your breathing inside of your home is the cleanest air possible. A Air Purifier cleans the air within your home and helps to relieve health issues like allergies and asthma. A humidifier makes your homes air more breathable and reduces your chances of breathing in dry air that can lead to you experiencing irritations such as waking up with a sore throat or stuffy nose. Looking for a recommendation for a Humidifier/Air Purifier? I highly recommend the BONECO H300 Hybrid Humidifier and Air Purifier. Link to product included below!
Create a gratitude wall in your home. By taking time in your day to focus on what you're grateful for you can dramatically increase your happiness. Your gratitude wall can be a chalkboard, whiteboard, or magnetic dry erase board for your fridge.
Invest in a light therapy lamp. Some studies have shown that daily use of a light therapy lamp can help with depression, sleep disorders, and anxiety. Looking for a recommendation for a light therapy lamp? I highly recommend Miroco Light Therapy Lamp. Link to product included below!
F.I.F.T.H Favorite Home Essentials.