Tips To Create A Healthy & Happy Home During Lockdown


How you all doing during this Coronavirus lock down? ...... I'm having my up's and down's not gonna lie but like with anything out of our control we just have to get on with it don't we. 

  

I was debating what to write this week so for some inspiration I had a quick look through my old blogs. I found 1 that talked about how creating a happy home can promote a healthy mental mindset. It was my first ever blog post I think and it was a bit basic but super relevant to what's going on in the world right now. 


I decided I wanted to release it again but with serious edits to make it even more current. 


Here it is......I hope you like it...... What you can do to your home that will help you get through the lock down.


Healthy Home Happy Mind


Make every room count


Big or small it doesn’t matter how much of a room or space you have, make it count. Leaving a room cluttered or unfinished can be a drain on energy and mind. If you truly want to feel comfortable or content in your home make every room one that you would want to spend time in.


Let there be light


Countless research and resources has shown that bright fresh living spaces support a positive impact on our minds. A dark and dingy home only creates unease, stress & anxiety but a light bright space will promote positive mental health so why not make the best of the natural lighting your home provides and pair it up with some clever artificial options that promote a calm welcoming space.


home


Plant power


If your anything like me, trying to keep house plants alive for any significant amount of time is a work in progress but if you are gifted with the green finger why not add character to your home by bringing the outside in and adding a few flowers or plants. They’ve been shown to promote positivity…… And if you are like me, why not add some fake ones. They look good and they’ll convince your mates your Zen and at 1 with nature.


house plants


Tidy home - Tidy mind


This one’s a bit of a no brainer. We all can be a bit messy at times but keeping our homes tidy and de-cluttered helps clear and focus the mind.


Fresh Fresh Fresh 


What a perfect time to give everything a lick of paint. It can be cheap(ish) and can make a huge positive difference to the overall feel of your home. 


Room before and after painting


Mix It Up 


Just like giving everything a fresh paint makeover why not also have a switch around. You'll feel like your living in a completely new space and it'll help with those positive mental thoughts and feelings.


Room before and after make over


Accessories 


Just because we may not be able to re-decorate the psychical parts of your home doesn’t mean you can’t inject a bit of your personality into the home. Research has shown that adding colour has a positive effect on our physical, emotional and psychological well-being. Why not pop over to Ikea and treat yourself to some affordable bits and bobs. It’ll make your home feel more a part of you.


Ultimately what makes a home a home is the people and things in it. More and more we are learning that what we get out is directly related to what we put it so why not put you’re a game on not only on the outside but on the inside as well.


Wall of Positivity 


Wall of positivity


Why not create a place in your home that is a constant reminder off all the positive things in your life. It doesn't have to cost a fortune and you can source everything online and get it delivered to your front door without leaving the house (Amazon, Ebay or Ikea would be a good starting place to look).


Work is Work and Home is Home


Depending on whether you're working from home or not creating a physical and mental separation between the 2 might really help. It will give you structure, boost work productivity and help you relax when not working because there will be a noticeable difference from your work life and down time.


The 2 main tips to help you do this are -


  • Create a work space that is dedicated for work only. A simple chair and desk will do 👇


home work station


  • Dress for work. Some people find the act of getting dressed for the office not only gets them in their work head but also it increases their focus so there not that easily distracted by the homely comforts and goings-on. If your working get dressed for work then change when you finish, see if it helps.



final thoughts


Most of us are stuck in doors and I genuinely believe there can be a link between our homes and our mental health and let's face it. We all need to do whatever is needed to get through this without suffering to much damage to our mental health so switch things up and have a play about.  It'll Keep you busy and help you stay happier and healthier in the mind, body and spirit.