3 Tips For Having A More Mindful And Relaxing Time At Home
June 21, 2019
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A home is many things. It’s the place where you raise your kids, and forge good memories with your family. It’s the place where you do your gardening, and make your plans. And, of course, it’s the place where you relax and let your hair down after work, and on weekends.
Out of all the things that we want our homes to be, “relaxing” is always near the top of the list. And, in recent times, the desire to relax has been paired with the growing trend in “mindfulness,” to lead to an increased emphasis on “tranquillity” in general.
Here are a few tips for having a more mindful and relaxing time at home.
Go for more “low-tech” forms of entertainment, on a regular basis
The Internet and assorted digital gadgets are great in a variety of ways. Among other things, the web allows us to communicate with friends and family from around the world, work as home-based digital solopreneurs, and more.
All the same, a lot has been written in the last few years about how spending too much time online and engaged with digital technology actually causes people to become overly stressed, less “mindful,” and less patient.
Social media use, in particular, is associated with mental health conditions like anxiety and depression.
In order to enjoy a more relaxed and “mindful” time at home, opt for more “low-tech” forms of entertainment, on a more regular basis.
Save the TV shows and films for special occasions with the family. For the most part, curl up with a good book, or play board games, instead.
2. Upgrade your home to make it more comfortable and relaxing, in and of itself
If your home is draughty, old, mould-written, and generally the worse for wear, it’s very unlikely that you’re going to have much of a “relaxing” time there, mindful of not.
In order to ensure that your home is the kind of relaxing and uplifting environment you want to be, it can be a great idea to begin by upgrading any particular components and features that particularly bother you, or that you feel are holding the place back somehow.
This could mean calling up some expert contractors to manage an Oil to Gas Conversion, or it could mean getting your double glazing seen to, or even just purchasing a cosier sofa.
3. Go through a proper decluttering and tidying process, so that you know just where everything is
If your home is much more on the “messy” than “tidy” side, there may be significant negative consequences for your overall sense of comfort and security.
To cut a long story short, when your home is highly messy and chaotic, it comes across as “wild” or “untamed” territory, and that ends up boosting stress, and making it significantly more difficult to engage with the place in a mindful and focused way. By going through a proper decluttering and tidying process, so that you know just where everything is, you automatically make your home a more relaxing place to be, and also make it much easier to engage with the home in a “mindful” way.