The home should be a place where you want to spend time relaxing and unwinding. It's often harder to create calm in your home than ever before, especially now that more people work from home than ever. It isn't surprising that the home is more multifunctional than ever before.
Between doing remote classes with the kids, your own work, if you're able to work from home, to disruptive daily flows, it's really hard to keep up the norm and schedules as they were before, with that, you have to use your imagination in order to create a new calm in your home in different ways.
4 Ways To Create Calm In Your Home
Meditation is one of the best ways you can create calm in your home and family life and it's also one of the most relaxing ways also. You can mediate and exercise at the same time which will also help calm your body, especially after a long day of couch surfing watching any of the many streaming networks.
My favorite exercise is yoga. It pairs perfectly with meditation and also burns more calories than you would think! One of the hardest things to do daily is to relax our minds. We're always worried about “What's going to be for dinner?”, “When was that proposal due again?”, or “Crap, did I turn off the stove or coffee pot?”
I'm a lover of incense. I just recently started using it again, for a while I couldn't find a brand that wouldn't give me headaches. (DO NOT BUY CHEAP INCENSE!) Yoga is not only about balance, yoga products & techniques, it's also about centering your Chakras. I love incense that is tailored to the Chakra I'm working on.
If each space is designated for a particular use, then the chances of unwanted items and excessive clutter will be lower. Office space, bedrooms, and kitchens make this pretty achievable – but the living room? It is one of the busiest rooms in any home and tends to gather ‘stuff.'
The first step is to patrol the living room, see what is supposed to be in there, what isn't and what could benefit from storage options. If you have children, the chances are your living room is going to have a range of toys, coloring books, and other fun things. If your toy box is overflowing, it might be time to get a bigger one.
Grab as many boxes as you have people in the home, and put individual items (that could or should be elsewhere) in the boxes, and have them returned to their own bedrooms. Do this once a week, and you'll minimize the clutter in no time at all. Having everyone in the home help declutter the spaces, will create calm in a new way for the home that you probably never knew could happen.
Most homes are clean, but they just need a little extra love. There are a couple of things you can do to make your home feel more sparkly and create calm easier. You can hire a cleaner once every couple of weeks if it's in the budget, or put a 60-second timer into play. A 60 second time means, if a job will take 60 seconds or less, you just do it there and then. Like folding a blanket, hoovering the rug, or wiping down a surface. You can clean a lot more when it's broken down into smaller jobs.
When it comes to windows, those smudges and smears can be taken care of professionally, giving you one less job and as much sunlight as possible. A window cleaning company can take care of this task for you – leaving you to get on with other things.
As mentioned before, the living room is a place where people gather and relax. If this is the case for you, having a box filled with cushions and blankets to snuggle up in means that they'll only be out when they are in use. The rest of the time, the storage can lessen the need for tidying them up, and piles on the sofa.
Being able to get comfortable and relax, is not only great for your mind and soul, it will create calm in your home and relationships as well. Being comfortable is more than just throwing a few pillows and blankets around, it means that you're able to let loose and be who you are.
There are some scents that are naturally calming. But they aren't always the favorites. Lavender is a bring one for relaxation, but there are a few more that you can try out to help create calm in your home.
- Lemon – great for concentration, calm, and helps ease anxiety. Great for any room in the house, but ideal for offices.
- Jasmine – much like lavender will calm your nerves and is very uplifting.
- Peppermint – is great for brainstorming and can refresh the whole space very quickly because it is pretty strong.
Creating calm in your home ensures that it is somewhere you can unwind and relax, even on really tough days.