No matter how big or small your home is, creating a calm space of your own is a fabulous way to relax. There are so many ways to make yourself a me-time space from decorating with green plants or simply opening a window.
Knowing that you have somewhere to retreat after a long, hard day at the office will be like always having a little indulgence to go back to; made by you, for you.
Make a Sanctuary
Pick an area with lots of natural light and feels cosy. This could be the corner of a room, a window seat or a little balcony. From now on, it’s a relaxation zone so no phones, laptops or anything work-related is allowed.
Make it Smell Wonderful
Fresh flowers and essential oils are the best and most natural way to get your calm space smelling beautiful. Home is where the heart is so making sure it smells fantastic will allow you to associate the lovely smell and freshness with a place for you to relax and unwind.
Even if the rest of your house is a little disorganised, your calm space should be completely clutter-free. Getting rid of clutter and organising things does marvellous things for your mental health. Not only does clutter take up physical space, it also takes up space in your mind. In order to relax, clear all surfaces to make sure your space looks like your clear mind.
Open the Windows
Air the place out with fresh air every day. If it’s cold, only leave your window open for 10 minutes but the circulation and oxygen will do you good. Stagnant indoor air can be as bad as outdoor air pollution so getting in fresh energy is so important to help you relax. If you can, air it out in the morning when the air is sweet and dewy.
Decorate with Green Plants
Another great way to renew the oxygen in your home is to get potted green plants. Not only do they look beautiful, they will be your very own fresh oxygen machines. Ivy, cacti and aloe plants are really easy to look after so if you go away on holiday, they’ll still be fresh and lovely when you get back. Find out our list of best plants for your house.
Whatever genre makes you relax, play music. Invest in a good set of speakers and have a calming ambience to your relaxation. If melodic music isn’t your thing, some people find nature sounds or even white noise helpful for clearing the mind.
Clear Negative Energy
This is something you can do for all the rooms in your house but especially for your calm space. Set an intention for your energy cleanse, such as “Thank you for my calming, relaxing retreat. I am grateful for all the positive energy I am putting into my home.”
Once you have set the intention, burn sandalwood or sage incense to break up any bad energies and light a candle for a while to focus the good energy on the light of the flame. Doing this will prepare your mind for meditation at home and will make the space your happy place.