“THE OASIS THAT YOU DESERVE”
(Mar. 29, 2020) — Ah, home! It’s a place where you can rest your head at night, raise a family, entertain, and grow old. A home may be all these things, but there is so much more to it than that. A home should be somewhere that you can be your best self, living your best life. A sanctuary that you can return to every day to recharge so you can be able to face the stresses of day to day life.
I did not always understand the value of peaceful living spaces. That is until I shared a home with some crazy roommates. Being exposed to a plethora of A, B, C and Z personalities and characters, as well as living in a rat-infested dump taught me over the years never to accept less than what I deserve.
Through a series of hits and misses, I have come to truly appreciate the value of my home being a temple. After a long day of dealing with other individuals’ drama-be it family members, friends or colleagues, there is nothing more peaceful than returning to a serene apartment or home to settle down to a relaxing bottle of red wine and some music.
If you are like me and often find yourself dealing with a frantic schedule and a chaotic work and social life, being able to shut down the world is not only crucial for your health but your sanity as well. It is so much easier to slip into a state of depression when your home is the last place you want to be at the end of a hectic day.
Where you lay your head every night should be the safest, happiest and most relaxing environment that you can envision. Your home should be a place where you cannot wait to go back to, a place that offers you true comfort. As such, if your home does not sound like this, here are some things that you can do to design a peaceful living space:
Clear out any clutter
Most of us deal with a little clutter here and there. However, most people fail to realize the power that clutter can have on our lives. Not only does clutter drain us of precious time, but it also depletes our energy levels and sometimes even money.
As Marie Kondo claims, unkempt piles of disorganized mess that cause you to search for the remote or your keys for hours on end can ruin your day. Therefore, take some time to tackle your messes. As soon as you are done, you will the tension slowly evaporate the room as you declutter.
Add a dash of color
It may not seem like much, but adding a dash of color on a wall or a statement art piece can transform the atmosphere in any room in the house. White textiles can add a touch of elegance and sophistication to a bedroom while yellow hues can add the right amount of liveliness and cheer in a living room.
Picking the right color for your house can be a challenge. As such, try and experiment with a variety of color combinations and shades before determining how they will impact your space.
Get rid of your tech
Nowadays, it is not just cluttered that you should let go of to have a peaceful house. Your technology could also be preventing you from creating a serene environment. If you can, try and cut down on how often you use technology at home.
If you are lucky enough to have sufficient space, consider storing your laptop in one room in the house such as the office. You can also dedicate a drawer to store phones, especially during mealtime. Is the idea of not checking your Instagram raising your blood pressure? Simply add a Himalayan salt lamp in every room in the house.
Himalayan salt lamps can help you get rid of electro-smog by producing negatively charged ions that then battle the electromagnetic fields produced by modern gadgets such as tablets and phones. Exposure to electromagnetic pollution can be fatal, causing diseases such as cancer, Alzheimer’s, chronic fatigue, depression, and migraines.
Add some greenery
When most people are looking to relax and recharge, a botanical garden is typically at the top of the list. For that reason, one of the most straightforward things that you can do to add peaceful elements in your home is to add plants so that you can immerse yourself in nature in the comfort of your own home.
Not only do plants add verdant pop to your design scheme, but plants also help to get rid of toxins from your space, therefore re-oxygenating your living area. If you do not have a green thumb, consider adding low maintenance types such as snake plants so that you do not have to stress over them.
Create a balance in everything
Good Feng Shui practices in your home are more important than most individuals realize. Feng Shui is all about creating balance in your living space. The ancient art of Feng Shui can allow you to eradicate negative energy while inviting harmony and peace in your life.
From creating symmetry in your dining area to playing with light and dark home accessories, there are a couple of Feng Shui approaches that you can take to create a harmonious living area. Don’t forget to create good Feng Shui in your bedroom; it is almost impossible to create a peaceful living space if your bedroom does not emanate positive vibes- it’s really that simple.
Your home should be relaxing and peaceful; a place that allows you to unwind after a long, treacherous day. When trying to design a peaceful home, the premise is pretty straightforward- think of the place that makes you happiest and try and include components of that place into your living space.
When you reflect on the significance of creating a stimulating place to wake up to, a soothing place to return to and a relaxing place to grow old in, it becomes clear that the effort, time and energy put into creating a peaceful home translates into energy saved and stress relieved. If you feel that your home needs some work, don’t wait too long before transforming it into the oasis that you deserve.
Sharon Rondeau has operated The Post & Email since April 2010, focusing on the Obama birth certificate investigation and other government corruption news. She has reported prolifically on constitutional violations within Tennessee’s prison and judicial systems.