Wellness isn’t just about healthy eating and working out. It’s also about creating a balanced and relaxing atmosphere at home, where many of us are spending more time these days. A retreat from the outside world, your home can have a significant impact on your health, so it’s worth taking the time to create a comfortable space to live and work in. From clearing out your closet to bringing nature indoors, here’s how to bring wellness home for a happier and more productive lifestyle.
Clear The Air
Your living environment, in which you eat, sleep and work, may contain allergens, bacteria, and even viruses, when airflow is restricted inside, so it’s vital to keep air circulating. Depending on the location of your home, you can choose to open a window to let air in. But for many of us in Nigeria, we’re almost always exposed to generator fumes, and well, it’s too hot most of the year, so windows aren’t always an option. Instead, use an air purifier which helps to get rid of airborne contaminants. An appropriate device will be an air purifier or a more entry-level option is the humidifier. The Mini Humidifier is a space-saving and simple-looking machine which will easily blend in with the rest of your home. It will beautify, humidify and scent up your home when used with essential oil or fragrance oil.
Let There Be Light
Much like plants that use light as their main source of energy, we humans also need light. Natural sunlight is said to make us happier and can help to reduce the symptoms of depression too. When you’re at home during the day, draw the curtains or blinds and let some natural light in. As the sunlight fades and we turn to artificial light, colour and ambience can really set the tone and shape your mood. Choose soft, warm lights to help you relax in the evening and bright, cool lights during the day, or simply choose different lights for different rooms. The home office, kitchen or bathroom can be filled with a cooler light, while bedrooms and cozy living room areas can benefit from something warmer.
Declutter and Organize
A messy home can cause stress and impact productivity, but a clean and organized home has the potential to boost creativity and can even free up more living space. If you’re time-poor and energy-deprived like the rest of us, you can get someone to do it all for you; there are several service providers in this regard in Lagos. Yes, you read that right, you can hire your very own professional organizer. Be it the living room, home office, kitchen, kids’ rooms, or bedroom, put your feet up and be ready to enjoy your decluttered space.
It’s no secret that oxygen-boosting indoor plants can help improve your overall well being at home. But greenery doesn’t have to be the only way to do this. Adding natural elements, materials and textures or colour accents of leafy green or sea blue also work. Wood and marble, for example, not only look great but also feel nice to touch. Bringing the outdoors in can make the home feel fresh and balanced.
Create A Space To Relax
While renovating or redecorating your entire home might not be feasible, carving out a space in which you can truly relax is definitely doable. Whether it’s a small reading nook in the living room or a space to meditate in your bedroom, be intentional about making this space your own, a place for some real downtime. To amplify this experience, olfaction – the sense of smell – is key. The Bellaganics brand has her own home range that does this with ease. You should try our vegan room sprays for instant relief such as Zesty which uses citrus to brighten the room , and Fruity, a vibrant blend of fruits, and tobacco to stimulate the senses. For a slower release, light their Bellaganics luxury candle and discover the austere scent of bliss.