When you think about wellness, what comes to mind? For many people, the first thing that comes to mind is exercise. While exercise is certainly an important part of wellness, it’s not the only factor. In fact, your home environment can play a huge role in your overall wellness. It can help you to cultivate peace and prosperity, and it can also provide a place of tranquility and comfort.
If you’re looking for ways to center your home and improve your wellbeing, follow these four tips!
TIP 1: CLEAR THE CLUTTER, CLEAR THE MIND
When life gets busy, the remnants of ‘crazy’ tend to get left behind. Take the time to clear your space and start fresh. By taking a few minutes every day to tidy up scattered items, you can reclaim your space for future projects and intentions. To solidify that purity, smudge your space with sage or sweet grass. Send love to your home through action and intention and feel the joy return.
TIP 2: MAKE SPACE FOR JOY
Don’t just stop with tidying. Set a day to remove any objects or belongings that add unnecessary bulk or stress to your space. If they no longer serve you, let them go. Donate your old clothes and toss out the remnants of past projects. You will free up your home for enjoyment, purpose and new intention. Let your space ignite calmness and creativity.
TIP 3: CREATE A MOMENT
Do you have a favourite piece of art, plant or book that you love but you just don’t appreciate right now? Collect those items and feature them in a special area of your home in a way that shows them love and dedication. Make sure you intentionally display your treasures to create the energetic atmosphere you wish to cultivate.
TIP 4: BRING LIFE TO YOUR LIVING SPACE
Fill your home with life, whether it be with plants, music, art, or scent. If you’re feeling energetically drained, let yourself relax in your home and appreciate these little things that make you happy. Turn on some music, sit with your succulents, and light a scented candle. This is your space, time to enjoy it.
Allie Hasbany, designer extraordinaire and The Sentinel’s former Head of Housekeeping. She holds a diploma in Interior Design, and spends her off-time renovating travel trailers and doing various home improvement projects. When she’s not bringing purpose and intention to the spaces around her, she spends her time in the garden or walking the trails of Nelson with her dog Hagan.