On October 10, people around the world celebrated World Mental Health Day 2021. The day is aimed at raising awareness about mental health. At Trusted Property Advisors, we believe that every day is mental health day and your home plays a very important role in maintaining and improving your mental well-being. In fact, research says that your home has a strong impact on your mental health.
A clean and organized home can positively influence your mood and motivation to act while a cluttered home can cause a lot of stress. This is why it’s important to make sure that your home is a place where you and your family feel comfortable, safe, and relaxed.
It might seem quite daunting at first but it doesn’t have to. Short and daily cleaning time can go a long way. You don’t even have to hire a service provider. All you need is your commitment to change your environment and a few minutes every day to make small changes. You won’t see improvements in your home right away but stick to your schedule and you’ll see a huge difference in a matter of days.
So, how can you improve your wellbeing by making some changes in your home? Here are some tips to make you feel more relaxed and comfortable in your home.
Clear up the clutter.
While there is no one-size-fits-all solution to making your home good for your mental health, the first step is to always clear up the clutter. A clean and organized environment is key to a stress-free home. When your things are everywhere, your stress levels increase. Not only that. Many times, you’ll find yourself having trouble finding your car keys, tripping over items on the floor, or looking for your misplaced wallet in a heap of dirty laundry in anger and frustration. Talk about harmful levels of stress!
So, empower yourself by decluttering. You don’t have to do everything on a single day! To start decluttering your home, begin with little things. You can start by spending 10 minutes picking up a few items each day and put them where they should be. See? It’s not really an overwhelming task! Plus, while you’re decluttering your home, you’re also decluttering your mind and that gives you a sense of accomplishment, making you feel better about yourself.
Take advantage of light and shade.
Natural light is another mood-booster that costs zero dollars. So take advantage of natural light and shade in your home! Open the windows and allow fresh air to enter your house and instantly improve your energy levels. Brighter colors can make you feel more energetic so you might want to use brighter and more vibrant paints in areas where you regularly do some work.
On the other hand, earthy neutral colors such as mocha or grey can provide a space of tranquility. So you may want to rest and heal in a darker, more neutral room.
Set up a place to heal.
Whether it’s your living room or bedroom, it’s important to set up a space where you can heal. For most people, their bedroom is their safe haven. With that said, your bedroom should make you feel very comfortable and safe all the time. It’s the place where you run when you suffer mentally or emotionally.
So try to clean up the clutter and reorganize your room. Be mindful of how everything is organized and positioned. Your room must be a warm and cozy space where you can navigate your thoughts and feelings safely and freely. Your room should be a space of clarity and tranquility – a safe zone where rest and relax.
Seek professional help.
While having a clean and organized home helps maintain and improve your mental well-being, it’s still not a substitute for professional help. If your depressed mood or anxiety is already interfering with your ability to function at work or your quality of life, it is best to seek out professional help from a psychiatrist or psychologist as soon as you can.
Depression and anxiety are real mental health issues that need to be treated and they are very treatable! It’s also best to work with a therapist you’re most comfortable with so don’t hesitate to ask your friends for doctors and therapists they already trust.
Let’s find you a place you can call home.
Finding a place you can call home has been our commitment at Trusted Property Advisors. We aim to help you find a home where you can escape the daily stresses of the real world. If you’re looking for a wonderful home to settle in in Queens, Long Island, Brooklyn, the Bronx, or Manhattan, reach out to our friendly and professional real estate agents and we’ll help you find your dream home at the best place and price. Be part of our growing clientele today. Give us a call at 917-979-6666 and let’s talk about your dream home.