Having a home that gives you negative energy can be very detrimental to your health. You might find yourself sinking into depression, feeling stressed and tired all the time, or not wanting to do the things that you normally enjoy. Positive energy can transform you, and make you feel rested and relaxed. Here’s how to make that happen.
Clutter and mess can have such a huge impact on our brains. It’s been shown through scientific study that a messy bedroom will lead to lower quality sleep. It also makes rooms feel cramped and uncomfortable. Reduce clutter by getting rid of anything in your home that you don’t need or don’t like. Ask a removal company to dispose of it all for you if you find you have a lot that needs to go. Living a more frugal lifestyle – which doesn’t have to mean uncomfortable or plain – will help your mood improve hugely.
Keep it clean
Similarly, a dirty home is not good for your energy at all. Dust particles can get stirred up and sent right into your lungs, and there are germs and bacteria lurking on every surface to give you a nasty surprise. Cleaning your home at least once a week from top to bottom will fill it with more natural energy, helping you to feel positive about the week ahead. While the act of cleaning can be very fulfilling, you should consider hiring a cleaner to do it for you if you don’t have a lot of spare time
Houseplants are so important for natural, positive energy. They literally breathe life into your home by helping to clean the air and produce more oxygen. Both green, leafy plants and living flowers are a good choice. If you don’t have a green thumb, consider buying cut flowers once a week – though be aware this isn’t as good for the environment as growing them yourself. If there’s room on the outside of your home, introduce new greenery to freshen it up there as well – even an apartment balcony can take a few potted plants.
Art can bring a lot of positive energy into a space – so long as you pick the right art! Overly dark and negative pieces won’t do much to lift your mood. Find artwork that makes you feel inspired. Pieces that have connotations of hope, joy, and love – these will really make you feel energized and empowered at home. Place them in focal points of your rooms so that you always get the chance to look at them and notice their message.
Give a lick of paint
You can also freshen your home up and give it new life with a lick of paint. Studies show that certain colors are more calming, some are more energizing, and others can have a negative effect on our mood. Try blues and greens for your bedroom and bathrooms, as these have a soothing and calming effect, helping you to feel more relaxed in bed or in the bath. Bright, joyful colors are great for the other rooms of your house. If you feel like it might be too much, try keeping the walls white except for one painted feature wall with a bright color.
Positive energy is everywhere around us, so long as we know where to look for it. Inviting it into your home and giving yourself a chance to thrive could really make a huge difference to your life, from your personal relationships to your success at work.
Melanie Saunders is a blogger and content manager at 1300 Rubbish – experts in the field of rubbish and junk removal. Personally, a huge fan of sustainability and green living.