HOW TO CREATE A POSITIVE HOME ENVIRONMENT

Your home is the last place you arrive to after having a hectic day. How would you like to feel as soon as you step inside? Relaxed or stressed? How you decide to decorate your  home can dictate your mood and your overall mental health. Having control over your surroundings can have a positive impact on your mental well-being. Below is a list of tips that can help you create a positive home environment.



MAKE BETTER USE OF THE SPACE YOU HAVE

Instead of going all out and getting a full #renovation, consider working with the space you already have. The smallest of changes can transform your house significantly. Try shifting and shuffling your furniture. Get rid of that lamp you bought impulsively, replace your old collection with a new one. In short, declutter wisely. Making these small improvements in your living space will show positive effects on your mood. A cluttered space looks cramped and appears chaotic whereas an organized and clean space appears more welcoming.

However, decluttering can take you only so far. The real challenge comes afterwards – that is, maintenance. Doing the dishes and folding fresh laundry are examples of small tasks that we tend to procrastinate on the most. However, there are simple tricks to overcome your laziness. For instance, try the One-Minute Rule. The rule dictates that if a task requires a minute or lesser than that, you should complete it right away. Once you start taking on this habit, you will see how much faster you check off those tasks on your list of chores!