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These days, you’re probably spending more time at home than you’d like to or than you ever have before and when you spend a lot of time staring at the same four walls you start to notice things. It might be that you see cracks in the walls you haven’t seen before or that you have realized that your home isn’t as good as it could be for home-working. Rather than moving house or doing anything drastic like that, you can make your home a happy place and somewhere you look forward to being. As it’s your home and the place where you go to sleep and wake up in the morning, then it should be somewhere you feel safe, relaxed, and happy, so how can you do that?
Keep It Tidy
Start by keeping it tidy, if you’re a messy person but you make the effort to do this then you’ll notice a huge difference in how you feel. When there are always jobs hanging over you, such as dishes to wash and clothes to put away, then it adds to your stress and leads you to have a huge list of things to do. With more time at home, use it wisely but rather than spending the whole time tidying up, keep tidy as you go, and then your home will always be clean. Clean the bath after a bath or shower, make your bed each day when you get up, and wash up after you’ve used something in the kitchen. This will not only make your home look lovely but it will do wonders for your mental health and your productivity.
Get The Temperature Right
It’s not nice for anyone to be too hot or too cold and while you can always put more jumpers on or sit with a blanket on to watch TV, it is important to be at a comfortable temperature when you’re in your house. If yours isn’t quite right then get a professional in to have a look at it as they can let you know if you need a new boiler, a service, or a boiler feed pump to get it right. You could also look into smart home technology so that you can manage your heating or air conditioning with an app from your phone and always feel just right.
Introduce Indoor plants
If you don’t already have indoor plants in your home or you have fake indoor plants then it’s time to get some real ones in. Not only do plants look beautiful, but they also have loads of other additional benefits. Indoor plants keep you healthy which also keeps you happy. They eliminate harmful toxins from your home and they freshen up the air too. Research from NASA shows that indoor plants can remove up to 87 percent of air toxins in just 24 hours. If you’re working from home too, then indoor plants are a must as they have been shown to improve concentration and productivity, reduce stress levels, and boost your mood. They also help you to feel more relaxed and calm.