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A Healthy Home Environment

Your home environment plays a crucial role in your health and happiness – physically, mentally, and emotionally. Your home environment is not only the place where you wake up each morning but also the environment that surrounds you throughout the day — your sanctuary. Creating a space that feels safe and comfortable and brings you joy is both empowering and crucial for living a healthy and happy life.

1. Create a vision board of your ideal home environment.

A vision board is a wonderful tool to help you clarify and maintain focus on a specific goal. Paste images and words that represent your goal onto a board and then put it somewhere you will see it daily. Make a vision board detailing the home environment you would love to create.

2. Fill your home with houseplants.

Indoor plants are a great way to purify air, boost mood, improve health, and sharpen focus. They are considered an important part of feng shui as they contribute to the positive flow of energy throughout the house.

3. Clean and de-clutter your living space.

Keeping a clean home has wonderful health benefits, both physically and mentally. If you take a little time each day to pick up after yourself, you'll allow yourself the mental space to focus on your passions.

4. Light scented soy candles.

Scented candles have been shown to promote focus and lift your mood. Scents have a wonderful way of bringing up memories and reminding us of past times. Soy candles are recommended because they burn cleaner, preventing toxins and pollutants from being emitted into the air.

5. Hang pictures throughout your home.

For those looking to create a home environment conducive to motivation, brainstorming, and thinking outside the box, consider hanging abstract art on your walls. Artwork has been shown to encourage creative thinking, boost self-esteem, and increase brain connectivity.

6. Create a cozy sleep space.

Getting enough sleep is vitally important to your health. Make sure to create a sleep space that is as comfortable for you as possible. Invest in sheets and blankets that you love and make you feel warm and safe. If you have a window in your bedroom, make sure to hang shades or curtains that block outside light from seeping in while you’re asleep. In the morning, take time to make your bed. These simple steps can improve the quality of your sleep, which directly affects your overall health and vitality.

7. Organize your pantry.

By keeping your kitchen and pantry in order, you’ll be more likely to cook at home and actually enjoy spending time in your kitchen. If you cook at home, you are more likely to create more nutritious meals than if you eat out. A fun way to organize your pantry is with mason jars (or other clear containers). Not only do mason jars look great, they will also help keep your food fresher for longer. Plus, clear containers help you avoid purchasing something you already have!

8. Explore Feng Shui

Feng shui is an ancient Chinese philosophy that focuses on the connection we have with our environment and the effects that connection has on our overall well-being. It is believed that the flow of one’s energy in a space is what makes an environment healthy. Certain principles of feng shui, like using calming colors and positioning your bed correctly, are believed to promote rest, relaxation and raise the vibration of your home environment.

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