How Your Home Can Boost Emotional Well-being

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How Your Home Can Boost Emotional Well-being

 

Your surroundings can have a significant effect on your mental well-being. Even if you are not aware of it, your home affects your mood. In fact, it can cause you to have depression and to lose your sense of creativity. A home can make you feel anxious and upset if it is not set up correctly. But that means that the opposite is true. You can use your home to create a mood you want to feel and reignite your passion for life. To help get you thinking, here are some ways you can use your home to boost your emotional well-being.

 

A Minimalist Mindset 

If this is a new concept to you, you may well be able to begin adopting a minimalist mindset n the home and then expanding it out to your everyday life. Minimalism is about only keeping hold of things, people and ideas, etc., that are still of value in your life. That means getting rid of everything that no longer holds value. It is a way of freeing your mind and giving you space and time to breathe and focus on the things that matter. You can start a minimalist mindset by decluttering your living spaces. Depending on where you are on the decluttering process, it may well take you a few sweeps to get rid of everything that needs to go. Furniture, broken things, old things, rubbish you hold onto for some reason all needs to go. You’ll find that by doing this, you are creating space, reducing stress, anxiety and even depression. You are no longer bound to things that stop you from moving on in your life. Your home is, in essence, a newer and less claustrophobic beast.

 

Indoor Plants

If you want something simple that will have the effect of boosting your mood, then adding plants is a must. If you live in the city and don’t have any outdoor space, then you should really consider plants as you need a little nature in your life. Plants are a natural way to create calm, reduce your stress levels, improve your concentration, and they are able to boost your creativity. However, they all have the effect of cleaning the air by removing toxins and increasing oxygen levels. 

 

Repair things

If you have a lot of broken things such as appliances, light switches, plug sockets, broken doors or cupboards, etc., this will be affecting your mental well-being. Write a list of all the things that need repairing and begin ticking these things off the list. By doing it this way, you will be able to physically see that you are making progress, which will boost you. Also, by finally getting things repaired, you will be improving your living conditions. Think about his like you heating systems, and solar panelling too which can be repaired too. Remember that even if you think that you are great at ignoring problems, they are already in your subconscious, which means you will be negatively affected.

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Naturally Yours,
Elise Ho
Ph.D., D.N. Psych.
Behavioral & Mental Health Specialist

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Dr. Elise Ho

Dr. Elise Ho

Dr. Elise Ho is a Holistic Health & Life Coach with a special interest in emotional health, life alignment, and energy flow.

Elise will partner with you to align your mindset, your energy, your home and your career so that you can live your life's desire with freedom and love.

Elise offers 30 years of experience and multiple certifications and degrees including a Ph.D. in Natural Health and a doctoral degree in Naturopathic Psychology.