Your home is where you rest, where you relax, and where you spend some of your most important time. If it’s full of negative energy, then it’s no wonder that you might feel tired, depressed, low on energy, and even have negative thoughts about yourself. Use these tips to fill your home with positive energy instead, so that you can turn things around. Many thanks to PGM reader Melanie for this guest contribution!
Clean it all out
When your home is cluttered with unnecessary things and everything is a mess, it’s hard to get on top of things. You can’t clean properly, so you’re surrounded by dust and grime as well. How do you expect to feel positive with all of this in your environment. Get rid of old equipment and electronics that no one uses, clothes that no one wears, toys that haven’t been played with – they are just filling space. Clear it all out and start afresh, with a more open space that feels comfortable and tidy.
Make a relaxation zone
Because your home is your place to relax and destress from the day, you should work on making it a really soothing place. Create a relaxation zone in at least one room will help with this – perhaps the bedroom, so you can relax before sleep. Take away electronic devices where possible, scatter some candles around that you can light for a nice scent and glow, and use comfortable textures and fabrics in your furniture and décor. When you’re ready to destress, just lay back with a good book and you’re all set.
Is your home filled with reminders of your successes? Because it really should be. When you celebrate your achievements, you remind yourself that everything is possible. It’s so easy to focus on failure or the things we haven’t done yet, but when you stop and think about what you’ve achieved so far, it can really help you to build that positive attitude. Put up photographs of those you love and things you’ve done, display certificates and trophies, and fill your house with love and appreciation of yourself and other members of your family.
Make it fresh
Fresh flowers and plants make us feel alive. You can brighten up a room with a bouquet of flowers in a prominent position, which will make the space feel airy and put out a nice scent. It’s even better to place living plants in your rooms, and make sure to water them daily so that they grow and flourish. This will really add positivity to any space, and the great news is that you’re also helping the earth by cleaning the air and helping things to grow. Seeing new flowers burst into life on a plant that you have nourished is a great reward.
Bring in the outdoors
If you can throw open your windows, do it! Letting in light and air is so important for making a positive space. These natural elements make us feel healthier, help us to let go of stress, and are so necessary for our lives to feel positive. Have you ever been trapped somewhere for a long while, like in an airplane, and then felt so relieved to get a breath of fresh air? Make sure you don’t feel this way at home by using natural light and letting in air wherever possible.
Creating a positive energy is not just about the way you decorate your home. It’s also about the attitude and energy you bring into it in the first place. Add a positive approach to these tips and you’ll have a home bursting with joy and hope.
Melanie Saunders is a blogger and content manager at 1300 Rubbish – experts in the field of rubbish and junk removal. Personally, a huge fan of sustainability and green living.