Wednesday, February 7, 2018

More than Shelter: Your House Can Provide You With Energy

We invest a lot of time and money into our homes, so it’s right that we ask from it as much as possible. Our homes can be cosy, peaceful, and a place to create memories with our loved ones. But did you know that they can also be spaces that give us the energy and enthusiasm we need to tackle our daily lives? It’s true. By making a few small adjustments, we can create a house that speaks to our physical well-being, as well as mental and spiritual. 

Natural Light

Spend an hour in a dark room, and an hour in a light room, and you’ll quickly notice just how much light can affect our energy. It comes down to simple biology. When it’s dark, our bodies think that it’s night time, and wants to go to sleep! And of course, the opposite is true when it’s light outside. Moving forward, look at letting in as much natural light as possible. Most people have more natural light at their disposal than they realise; it’s all about pulling those blinds all the way up and making sure there’s no heavy furniture blocking the way. 

Resting Well

Our sleep is one of the most important things to us, not that you’d know that by seeing what time people go to bed! Still, whatever hour it is you’re hitting the hay, it’s important that you have a space that allows you to unwind. If you get help finding the right mattress, you’ll have a bed that allows you to sink into slumberland fully. And if you’ve had the perfect night’s sleep, you’ll be raring to go once the morning comes. Nothing will be able to stop you! 

In the Kitchen

It pays to put extra effort into ensuring that your kitchen is a place you want to spend time in. Simply put, if you’re eating well, then you’re going to have bags of energy at your disposal. Alas, many people’s kitchens are dark and dirty - not places where you want to spend an hour preparing a meal. Make sure your cooking area is the best it can be, and then begin your cooking journey. There are plenty of easy to make, healthy, and energy giving meals that just about anyone can make - even those who think they suck at cooking! 

Working Out

Who says you need to go to the gym to work up a sweat? You can do it right in your home! Buy a resistance band, and you’ll have all (well, a lot) of the equipment that you’d find in the gym at your disposal. If you have an extra room, also think about getting a few items of workout equipment. 

Away from the Chaos

Finally, remember that energy is all about rest! Create a relaxing space that allows you to unwind at the end of the day, and you won’t have to go far to get that restorative rest under your belt. Never underestimate just what a difference a quiet room can make! 


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