With the beginning of 2019, now is the perfect time to revamp your lifestyle and greet the New Year with a better you – and a better home interior. Our surroundings have an immense effect on our mood and they can influence us to make healthier decisions and improve our well-being, so there is no good excuse not to introduce some changes to your old and boring interior. Here are a few easy tips to do so!
The kitchen is a space where we spend quite a lot of time – especially if you’re one of those people who like to play around with ingredients and make gourmet meals. Now, there are a few things you can reorganize here in order to encourage yourself to commit to healthier habits. Firstly, decluttering is essential. Throw out old, expired foods from your fridge and pantry and fill them up with fresh vegetables and fruits and other whole foods.
Getting a few appliances that will allow you to whip up a healthy shake or smoothie is also a good idea. Place a blender or a smoothie maker and a juicer on your counter and use them frequently! Buy a cute jug and make sure it’s always filled with water so that you drink plenty of this liquid on a daily basis. A few motivational messages stuck on your fridge will also make the place homier.
The Living Room
The living room is where most of the “living” happens, so it’s of the utmost importance that it’s decorated appropriately. Natural light is of the essence for our well-being as well as our mood, so change your drapes to light curtains and use mirrors to make the most of the sunshine. If you’re up for a bigger project, you can repaint the walls – light colors such as soft pastels will also help the place appear brighter and bigger. This will allow you to be more productive, which is especially important if the living room also serves as your home office.
Getting rid of the unnecessary stuff so that the room has better flow and is more easily cleanable is also a good idea. Do you have an old armchair no one really uses? Or is there a cabinet shoved in the corner that’s only there because you don’t have anywhere else to put it? If you have a smaller home, this can be a problem as the cluttered space can make you feel suffocated. Even if you don’t want to throw away anything, you can look at removal quotes and have some of your old furniture transported to a storage facility.
Finally – this applies to any room, not just the living room – plants. Placing some potted plants all around your living space promotes tranquility and they clean the air from many pollutants.
A Workout Corner
In order to encourage yourself to work out regularly in your home, make sure you create a designated corner wherever you have space in the house. Get a couple of pieces of equipment and you will be more inclined to use them if you’ve already spent money on them. A few motivational posters might enhance this corner too.
Even if you’re not the type to do vigorous exercise, you should include some kind of physical movement in your lifestyle. Think about taking up yoga that has a slew of benefits for your health – both physical and mental. Get a yoga mat in your favorite color and create a little relaxation nook around it with incense, a Himalayan salt lamp that will clear the air, and some candles for a nice scent, and you will be more inclined to keep yourself to this healthy habit.
Although it might seem like we don’t spend that much time in our bedroom – not awake, at least – a well-decorated bedroom will improve the quality of your sleep. And we all know that good sleep is one of the very foundations of health, so don’t skip this part.
Banish technology from this area; this will allow your body to get ready for a good night’s sleep much better. Get a comfortable mattress that will keep your spine in the right position and you’ll never have to wake up with back pain again. Contrary to the living room, here, you will need some thick, luxurious drapes to keep the sunlight out on those Sunday mornings.
As you can see, a few alterations to your current interior can help you improve the three most important aspects of a healthy lifestyle: eating, working out and sleeping. If you create a healthy living space and practice healthy habits, not only will your life improve, but you might inspire your friends and family members to follow your example, and that’s invaluable.