Your environment is really important to your wellness. So much so, that we’ve dedicated an entire dimension of our 8Wise™️ model to Environmental Wellness. Your living space can positively or negatively impact your mental health, so it’s important to create a space that does the former. In today’s blog post, we’re going to be sharing some tips for creating a living space that strengthens your Environmental Wellness.
In 2016, a study found that natural light helps to improve mental health and overall attitude. Spending time in spaces with little to no natural light can increase stress levels, disrupt circadian rhythm and negatively improve mood. In contrast to this, natural light has been shown to boost serotonin levels, helping to improve mood, create a sense of calm, reduce depression and anxiety. In the daytime, make sure you open all your curtains and raise the blinds to the highest level to let in as much light as possible.
BRING NATURE INDOORS
Natural elements have been shown to improve wellness, so try and add plants, flowers, shells around your home.
CREATE A ‘MINDFULNESS SPACE’
Dedicate a room or corner of your home as somewhere you can sit to reflect, meditate or simply find some calm. This could be a comfy arm chair equipped with a cosy blanket.
SEPARATE ‘WORK’ AND ‘HOME’ AREAS
With many of us working from home, it’s important to be able to separate your work space in order to switch off at the end of the working day. If you’re able to dedicate an entire room to a home office – great. If not, use furniture or even plants to create zones.
KEEP YOUR LIVING SPACE NEAT
Clutter and mess can be overwhelming, and a tidy home works wonders for mental health and overall wellbeing.
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