Hopefully, most of us still feel like there’s no place like home, even though it’s likely one of the only places we’ve been for what feels like quite some time. The hard truth is learned all around the world is that living through a pandemic is not exactly easy to do. After all, society has changed so much in a short span of time. With that being said, most of us could probably benefit from some different ways to try and make being at home more relaxing.
Way #1: Indoor House Plants
Aside from making a beautiful choice for interior décor, indoor house plants can actually be beneficial to our personal well-being. Not to mention, bringing some indoor plants into your home is a quick and easy way to start creating a more relaxing atmosphere in your home. Some of the science-backed benefits of indoor plants include:
- Helping reduce stress levels
- Boosting productivity
- Sharpening attention and concentration
Also, improving the quality of indoor air is a great perk of having house plants.
Way #2: Pick Up a Healthy Hobby
Since being at home can come with spatial restrictions, finding a fun and healthy hobby to pick up can be a task in itself. The good news is there is a wonderful, space-friendly hobby with endless options to try and hold your interest. That hobby is of course knitting. Best of all, you can find a huge selection of yarn to explore without having to leave the comfort of home. Some other indoor hobby ideas to try are:
- Drawing or painting
- Journaling or writing
- Puzzles (like a jigsaw, crossword, or Sudoku)
Picking up a healthy hobby like knitting is the perfect way to let your creativity turn your home into a more relaxing place to be.
Way #3: Read a Book
Relaxing at home goes hand in hand with having peace of mind. After all, how can anyone relax with a mind that always racing? It’s time to find relaxation at home by making reading a regular habit. Stop scrolling mindlessly on your cellphone and enjoy the relaxation and benefits of reading instead, such as:
- Mental stimulation
- Reduced stress
- Memory improvement
- Improved concentration and focus
One thing is for sure, your brain will appreciate the exercise from reading a good book!
Way #4: Go Screen Free
The easy and cost-free way to make the home more relaxing is to go screen-free, even if for just one hour a day. That means turning off the cellphone, tablet, television, and any other form of technology you may have distracting you. Instead of spending any free time during the day scrolling through social media or binge-watching different shows, use that time to unplug and focus on yourself. Some ideas for screen-free relaxation at home are:
- Enjoy a bubble or Epsom salt bath
- Try a new cooking recipe
- Find a quiet place to sit or lay down and do deep breathing
- Make a cup of tea
Now it’s time to make your home more relaxing with whichever way feels best for you!