Here at Full Circle Health Network, we believe in supporting whole people. That being said, our practitioners follow a modality that consists on supporting the mind, body and spirit. However, when the factor of improving our mental and physical health is involved, we tend to put the spotlight on improving your mental wellness, exercise and improving physical health. But since our homes are where we spend most of our time, it’s just as important to figure out ways to improve the atmosphere of our living spaces.
From purifying the air in your home to adding a touch of green and swapping out dirty rags, we are going to list some ways that can help you create a healthy living space that has a direct reflection of your mental and physical wellness.
Understand the Importance of Fresh Air
Nothing is better than when the Spring weather is upon us, and you find that all of your windows and doors are open to allow the breezes to swift through.
Opening your windows and pulling back the drapes not only lets natural sunlight into your home, but it also allows fresh air to come in and flush out indoor air that may be polluted. We all know the feeling of when your house feels a little too stuffy. Rather than turning on fans to circulate the air in your house, by opening up windows and allowing for the air from outside to come into your house not only purifies it, but improves your indoor air quality.
Houseplants Are Your New Best Friend
Who doesn’t love a little touch of greenery in their home? Houseplants are great for adding a touch of natural greener to your indoor space, and have the ability combat indoor air pollution. Houseplants can remove some of the most common pollutants like benzene, xylene, trichloroethylene and formaldehyde.
Create a Space Dedicated to You
A space that is dedicated to you can be as simple as a desk, a reading nook in your home, or even a dedicated Zen corner. It is important to create a space where you feel safe and are able to unwind, even in the comfort of your own home. This method helps to improve one’s mental wellness, by creating a space that is free from life’s stressors and allows you to unwind your mind is a space that you feel most safe.
Diffuse Essential Oils
Essential oils can be used for a variety of purposes, from boosting mood to relieving headaches and adding a calm aroma to a home. In a recent blog post, I outlined the different benefits that essential oils can have on your wellness. For more information, check it out on our website!
The pleasant vapours from the diffusers are perfect for putting your mind at ease. Each essential oil have their own healing properties, depending on which scent you choose to use. Adding aromatherapy to your everyday life routine can make your home feel like an expensive spa!
Keep Electronics Away Before Bed
It is so easy to want to wind down before bed by checking in on the world. Trust me, we have all been there! Using your phone before bed, though, has the ability to keep your mind racing when you are trying to unwind and thus makes it a little more difficult to get the right amount of shut eye.
Make bedtime an electronic-free zone and enforce mental relaxation. The screen’s blue light suppresses the secretion of melatonin more powerfully than any other light.
Clear the Clutter
By dedicating one day a month where you completely deep-clean your home, you truly getting rid of the culprit of an unhealthy home. A home can become cluttered very easily (trust me, I know!), and actually has the ability to clutter your mental wellness as well.
The feeling of coming home from a long day of work to a de-cluttered space is truly the best. It not only allows you to be more successful in your everyday life, but has the ability to allow you to relax!
Dedicating one day a month to deep-clean your entire home may seem overwhelming, therefore a fantastic home organizing hack is to pick a single area when tackling a messy house and focus on that solely. By focussing on getting that space in order before you move on to a different area, will suppress those feelings of becoming overwhelmed and allow you to truly de-clutter your home!
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