There are days when we return home after a long day in office, and a bunch of thoughts, anxieties and stress bombard our minds. Well, our own homes can be the best medicine for those days. And what is awesome is that it’s completely free.
Here is a collection of tips on how to recreate the best scenario when everything seems so dull, to make our homes our best healers.
The first approach is to self-reflect. During the day we keep busy and distracted by external issues, forgetting the primary source of problems, our minds. Unplug yourself from every device and just sit to reflect about the day.
Tip: Sit in your favourite corner and go through the situations which are bothering you, take notes, scream out loud or simply let it go.
When we are feeling burned out by the stress of the daily grind, we need to liberate ourselves by practising any activity that demands mindfulness and movement.
So, after a hard day at work, pull out your mat and do yoga; play your favourite music and dance; or simply follow some exercise routine.
Tip: Practice your workout in an open and de-cluttered space! Do not allow any other obstacle to become your next object of anger.
Find which places in the home are full of unnecessary items; select what to leave and what to donate or throw away; and experience freedom. Cluttered spaces affect your brain’s ability to concentrate and process information. So, whenever you are feeling stressed, just let go of some of the useless things.
Tip: Do not procrastinate, do not delay, do not use excuses. Take that drawer out and find out how many useless pieces have you purchased and left to just occupy space over the years.
Who said that meditation can only be achieved by crossing legs and closing your eyes? We can be in the state of meditation by simply doing what we are most passionate about. Just experiment and you will see how meaningful this practice can be.
Tip: Cook some amazing recipe, let the smells, textures and the actions give you peace. You can achieve the same stage while playing any instrument, practising any crafts, writing or simply observing through your window.