5 Ways Your Home Can Increase Your Happiness

June 10, 2019Mandi Morrison

Have you ever paid close attention to the feelings awoken in you as soon as you step into your home? Do you feel happy, relaxed, or maybe even more stressed out than before? As a matter of fact, many homeowners feel overwhelmed by their environment at home, and this should not be the case with you too. A home should be a haven where you retire to recharge your energy and get ready for the next day. Luckily, there are clever, budget-friendly ways to redecorate your home and attract positive vibes. Relax and keep on reading.

1. Get rid of clutter

Firstly, make a plan to compile a list of everything you do not need and get rid of clutter. Studies have shown that there is a direct link between cortisol (the main stress hormone) and excessive clutter. More importantly, who wants to look for their missing keys among a pile of paperwork? It is certain that clutter produces chaos, whether it is physical or unconscious. Also, decluttering has shown to help increase focus and productivity. In fact, the saying “an unorganized home equals an unorganized mind” is absolutely true! So, whether you make an effort to declutter every day for a couple of minutes, or you devote a whole weekend, the choice is up to you.

2. Create a relaxing corner

5 Ways Your Home Can Increase Your Happiness including creatinga relaxing corner

Nothing quite beats the feeling of coming back from a stressful day at work and getting a chance to unwind at home. It is even better if there is a peaceful oasis which helps you regain your energy and lets you relax. Thankfully, it is possible to create a relaxing corner in your home! Massage in the comfort of your home will surely get rid of all that muscle tension and anxiety. People in Australia have recognized the importance of a relaxing nook within your home.
Firstly, choose a calm area of your house, preferably a tiny corner indoors. Next, think of what kind of comfy furniture you would like to have in the corner. Luckily, Australian citizens have many excellent furniture options on the market to choose from; think of a cute lazy bag or even a vintage armchair. Alternatively, if you want to truly feel like a king or queen, opt for a quality massage chair for sale in Australia. You can also compliment this cosy nook with a practical side table to hold your tea and book and you are ready to de-stress and relax.

3. Use essential oils

5 Ways Your Home Can Increase Your Happiness including sweet smelling candles

Aromatherapy, the use of essential oils, has been shown to reduce symptoms of depression, anxiety, and it also does wonders for bringing in happy vibes to any area of your home. The key to aromatherapy is investing in a quality diffuser. Firstly, make sure that the diffuser operates at an optimal level and remember to carefully read the instructions. Next, find a couple of essential oils you really like and get to experimenting! According to experts, citrusy scents such as bergamot help with stress and anxiety. Australian Sandalwood oil, on the other hand, is excellent for meditating and relaxing the senses. Another iconic essential oil in Australia is lemon myrtle oil, which is known for its uplifting scent.

4. Bring in happy colours

Did you know that according to colour psychology, different colours have the power to influence our emotions and behaviour? As a matter of fact, there is substantial evidence that colours can alter moods and create a more relaxing environment. Think about it. The colour yellow evokes feelings of happiness and positivity, whilst green is commonly associated with nature and freshness. So, if there is a particular colour that makes you feel good, grab a paintbrush and get to work! In fact, one of the easiest and most entertaining ways to redecorate is by painting a room in a fun colour. Experts recommend going for red hues to conjure up images of excitement and passion. It is also a great colour to use for a kitchen area or better yet, the bedroom.

5. Add some plants

Finally, a foolproof way to bring some positive energy into your home is by getting your hands on some cute indoor plants. Some even believe that certain plants help to rid an area of negative energy. For example, eucalyptus is frequently used to purify specific rooms or areas of a home by getting rid of bad vibes. Many claim that this plant is especially helpful when you just recently had a conflict with a dear person in your life. Another plant famous for its energy clearing powers is jasmine. Not only does jasmine help to attract positivity in one’s life, but it is also commonly used to help rebuild romantic relationships. The bottom line is, try to include more nature into your home and reap the benefits.

In summary, remember to take care of your environment at home and your mental health will prosper. As the saying goes; “The magic thing about home is that it feels good to leave, and it feels even better to come back.”

Comments (11)

  • Lucie

    June 21, 2019 at 3:08 pm

    5 really great tips here! Happy colours really do change everything! I love surrounding myself with plants and pops of colour! x

  • Brittany Putman

    June 21, 2019 at 4:55 pm

    It’s amazing how much clutter can affect your mood! I feel like I’m constantly cleaning it out and I always love how it looks afterwards.

  • Cristina Petrini

    June 22, 2019 at 8:22 am

    Happiness is a simple thing and yet why does reaching it seem so complex?

  • Claire Lee

    June 22, 2019 at 6:14 pm

    I think plants really make a difference. I would love to read in that relaxing corner. Essential oils help as well 🙂 Loved this post!

  • Elizabeth Keene

    June 22, 2019 at 8:59 pm

    I’m honestly still stuck on step one. Keeping my stuff organized has never been a strong suit of mine, it’s a bit like creative chaos. I need to get better at it!

  • Sondra Barker

    June 22, 2019 at 9:48 pm

    I love this! All great ways to make your home more cozy! Plants are an essential -Sondra Barker @cuisineandtravel.com

  • Joyce

    June 22, 2019 at 11:45 pm

    I love this! I always feel very happy when I am home and I also work from home. I can definitely try your advice as I always learn how I can maintain the relaxing feeling of my house.

  • Rosey

    June 23, 2019 at 2:11 am

    I have essential oils running right now. It’s been a rough day. These relax me and do make me feel happier.

  • Lasonia

    June 23, 2019 at 2:36 am

    Such wonderful tips. I can certainly attest to getting rid of clutter. I cannot function properly if my home is cluttered.

  • Catherine

    June 24, 2019 at 2:43 pm

    Home is your own private sanctuary and it’s important to make your space your own. Love these tips…decluttering is such a great way to clear your mind, up your happiness, and destress! Great tips!

  • Elizabeth Weitz

    June 24, 2019 at 6:17 pm

    This post makes me so happy! I am doing all of these things. Maybe thats why my family is so happy?! Haha Great post!

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