It’s a new year, can you believe it? We often start the new year with intetentions on creating better habits. Did you know your home and environments can have a direct impact on our mood, emotions and energy level? Having a home that supports your goals is incredibly important and today I’m sharing a few ways you can get started.
Having an organized home, where everything has a designated place, can greatly enhance efficiency and promote a tranquil environment. When planning a space, we prioritize areas that facilitate organization such as designated drop zones for school backpacks, keys, and mail. This could be a cabinet or an area in your mudroom that conceals and arranges daily necessities. By providing a designated spot for everyday items, we can minimize disorder and ultimately alleviate stress.
Practicing mindfulness and meditation can vary from person to person, but studies have proven that it can have a positive impact on various aspects of mental health. It can help reduce symptoms of anxiety, depression, and emotional reactivity while increasing overall well-being, positive emotions, and concentration. These benefits make it a worthwhile addition to your daily routine.
So how does design relate or help? When we design, we design it for the people living in the space and how they live their daily life. This could be a cozy chair, a room that’s quiet and tech-free, or a table or desk that gets beautiful natural light. Having a space that is designated for this will help with consistency and creating an on going habit.
Finding joy in physical activity is key to a healthy lifestyle. Perhaps you find fulfillment in strength training. Envision a home gym thoughtfully designed with all the equipment necessary to reach your health objectives. Or, if yoga is more your passion, you may require an environment with appropriate lighting and temperature to foster a home studio ambiance.
New Year's resolutions aren't always easy (otherwise, we'd already be doing them!) but if you had some support from your environment, it can absolutely help you reach goals!
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