Looking after your health and wellbeing requires dedication and consistency. It’s often the little things done often that have the biggest impact over time, and there’s no better place to start positive habits than at home.

If you haven’t already considered how your home impacts your wellbeing, it’s about time you did. The links are there to see, from sleep quality and hobbies to stress and much more. In this article, we delve into how you can look after yourself better at home.

Declutter and organise

The adage “a cluttered space equals a cluttered mind” rings truer today than ever before. With the amount we buy and consume ever increasing, finding space at home for stillness and clarity has never been more important. Your mental health can certainly benefit.

Start by decluttering your living areas. This doesn’t mean stripping your spaces of personality but organising and removing unnecessary items that no longer serve you or bring joy. Upgraded storage solutions such as fitted wardrobes can make it easier to stay in control of your spaces and belongings.

Create a ‘zen zone’

Dedicate a corner or a room in your home to tranquillity and mindfulness. This ‘zen zone’ should be a tech-free sanctuary where you can meditate, practice yoga, read or simply breathe and be present. 

The essence of this space is to cultivate a sense of peace and detachment from the daily grind, offering a dedicated area to unwind and reconnect with yourself. Personalize this space with calming colours, comfortable cushions and some scented candles to enhance the atmosphere.

Incorporate natural elements

Bringing elements of nature into your home can have a profoundly positive impact on your wellbeing. Additions such as house plants can improve air quality, reduce stress and enhance mood. 

Start small with easy-care houseplants such as spider plants or peace lilies. Incorporating natural materials like wood, stone or bamboo in your decor can also enhance your sense of connection to the natural world, grounding you and promoting a sense of calm.

Try a digital detox

The modern world is hyper-connected. While that comes with plenty of benefits, it also has its downsides. Finding ways to carve out time away from screens and set boundaries has never been more important. 

This separation can improve sleep quality, reduce stress and help you foster more meaningful connections with family members and loved ones. There are plenty of ways to spend your time without tech, from board games to walks in nature.

Embrace natural light

Make the most of natural light by arranging your living spaces to enhance its presence. Getting more can boost your vitamin D levels, enhance mood and improve sleep by setting your circadian rhythms.

Consider lightweight curtains or blinds to let more light in and the strategic positioning of mirrors to amplify light, making spaces feel larger and more inviting. On darker days, simulate natural light with red light lamps to help combat seasonal affective disorder (SAD).