How to make your home feel like a sanctuary when the world feels chaotic?
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When the world changed, and everything went topsy-turvy — it was difficult for us to stay outside for very long! At first, everything was just chaos, but we fought back against it: living at home and working from home without going out in public too much. So the lesser we went out into potentially infected areas, the more we prepared our home for an extended stay.
We lit candles with natural scents as it helped us forget about the zombie apocalypse happening outside – just for a little bit, at least! There are many such ways to turn your home into a sanctuary, and today, in this blog, we are going to learn about some of them.
Candles are love
Yes, it’s true. Candles are calming. It’s the flame that attracts us. The soft glow makes us feel all warm and fuzzy inside. But candles aren’t just romantic- they also reduce stress and anxiety. There is something about how candles can subtly light up a room and bring serenity to an otherwise chaotic environment.
If you want the very best candle quality on the market, stick with a local company. Choose soy wax because it is rapidly becoming one of the main go-to products since soy wax lasts longer while emitting less scent than its paraffin counterparts.
Make your bed every day
It is not as lame as it may initially seem or sound. Trust us. Making your bed every day provides many benefits. For starters, it’s a great way to get you going from the moment you wake up in the morning.
It also is a surefire way to stay productive throughout your entire day! Additionally, making your bed every day will help you maintain better hygiene.
Learn to knit or stitch
Learning to knit or needlepoint has been proven to help relieve anxiety or depression because you’re so engrossed in doing the task that you have no time to soak in negative thoughts. Moreover, knitting and stitching is not a hobby that requires much creative thought; you can learn even through YouTube tutorials!
You can make your own pillow covers or placemats. You can get your fabrics from all about fabrics; they are an online store with a wide variety of materials, and they can deliver it right to your doorstep.
Play a lingering music
Imagine you’re washing the dishes, and a soft, relaxing tune is playing in the background; it’s just the thing to create a more calm ambiance for you to be able to release all the stress that comes from being at home 24/7.
Take a relaxing bath
Who says that a tranquil experience of a bath is only limited to the spas or the 5star hotels? It can be easily taken care of at home with the simple steps we’ve mentioned below! Just remember that the candles you recently purchased can work wonders for lighting up your bathroom while you bathe.
Maybe, just maybe, you could invest in some bath salts or even sprinkle some rose petals into your bathtub just for added effect! You might even want to try placing some eucalyptus plants inside the bathroom. In this way, treating yourself becomes much easier when being locked down!
When was the last time that you cleaned the windows of your balcony and door hinges? Cleaning windows and doors is so important because natural light is known for its anti-depressant properties.
It also makes sense that if you’re living in such trying times, you’d want to get as much vitamin D as possible.
Instead of being cooped up in a dimly lit room without access to nature’s sunlight, go out on your balconies, get your toes dangling over the railing, having some nature love morning soaking in the vitamin D from the sun.
We hope these tips will help you create a calming space in your home even when the world outside is going berserk.