It's a valid question, is your home making you stressed? There are many reasons that your home can cause you anxiety. Either it's not finished, and you've been living with piles of rubble dotted around your kitchen for a year or so, or you haven't had the finances to decorate your home as you want. We all deserve a relaxing home environment that gives us the ability to calm down. If we don't have this, we are going to feel anxious through every aspect of our lives. So it's imperative that you make your home into somewhere that's not stressful at all. Are there any ways you can do this effectively?
Think about what relaxes you
Have you taken the opportunity to actually think about what your home is missing that can help you to relax? For some people, it's a simple setup, such as a gas log fire, a rug, and a rustic sensibility. For others, it's the fact that the home needs a complete renovation. It's important to pepper your home with little nuggets of relaxation. Plants are great for this, but also, your lighting needs to be modest and not so harsh. A dimmer switch is a simple way to evoke the right mood so you can slip into a sense of relaxation. But think about what makes you relaxed, and implement these into your home.
Are you unwell a lot?
You might be confused as to why you get ill so much, even in the summer. But it could be your home that is the cause. You might have a lot of damp in your home or moldy areas that you cannot see. If you are unwell a lot, it stands to reason that you're going to feel anxious or frustrated a lot of the time. The best approach is to look at every nook and cranny of your home and make the necessary fixes. We're pretty allergy-prone in our house so I've just bought an air purifier; hopefully it works!
Does your home hold bad memories?
If you come home and you feel anxious, is it because of what your home represents? If your home holds bad memories this could be the root cause of why you are feeling anxious. However, as easy as it is to say you should move out, life isn't that simple. If you feel that your home is a place that holds too many upsetting or traumatic memories, thinking about methods to overcome this has to be priority number one. It could be grief, or it could be trauma, but if you take the positive steps to establish the root cause and overcome it, this will be a profound way to make a change in your life.
If your home isn't a place where you can sit down and unwind, this needs to be fixed. Creating a welcoming environment for you to come home to is something everyone deserves. But if your home is making you stressed, it's hardly surprising that you're going through life with a lot of anxiety. Your home is the one place that needs to rejuvenate you, not stress you out!
Stay safe and stress-free! x