Your home can affect your mood drastically. When we see, hear, feel, smell and taste things that we like, we are eating well. When we are surrounded by things that are aesthetically uncomfortable or trigger painful memories, we feel bad. So it is possible to bring more positivity into your life simply by remodeling your living space.
“The energy of organized things (clothes, furniture, rooms) is bright and bright,” says Milana Perepyolkina, author of Gypsy Energy Secrets: Turning a bad day into a good day, no matter what life throws at you, told Bustle. “The energy of disorder is dark and heavy. But you don’t have to be aware of this energy. Most people ingest this energy subconsciously. For thousands of years people knew that disorder was linked to illness, we learned to be attracted to organized things: order was linked to health. “
Whether you want to bring more positivity into your life or just want to raise your mood through your surroundings, a few small changes in your room or apartment can go a long way. Here are some ways to update your living space that will help expel old negative energies and invite positive energies in.
Decorate with your favorite color
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“Color is a powerful influencer, and the way we feel when we see a color we don’t like can affect us physically,” said Moll Anderson, author of Change Your Home, Change Your Life with Color , across from Bustle. “We can suddenly feel exhausted, anxious, or angry, and while we may not understand why, it’s definitely a strong dislike.
On the other hand, putting up art, decorations, and furniture in your favorite or complementary color can make you feel positive.
Make your bed
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Your parents may have annoyed you when they told you this, but a bed made can really help you feel ready to start your day and go to sleep at night. “An organized environment sets the tone for the day,” says wellness coach Maureen Lake to Bustle. “Try it – you will be surprised by its power, especially when you walk into the bedroom at the end of the day, and it looks inviting and comfortable. Can’t wait to jump in bed at night and have a good night’s sleep! “
Purify on purpose
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There’s a reason people make such a big deal out of spring cleaning: when you remove old things from your home, you can also remove old energy. To add extra importance to your cleaning, Perepyolkina recommends the following process: “Start by cleaning your entire house; pay attention to every inch of space, including walls, ceilings, carpets, doors and windows. When you clean the walls, paint Spread sea salt around the bedroom and let it sit for the next 24 hours to absorb the negative energy, then suck it all away, sing happy songs and invite positive energy through the doors after the house is clean , it’s time to fill it with beautiful music, songs, laughter, beautiful things and an abundance of soft fabrics. “
Fill your bedroom with things that make you feel safe
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Our bedrooms are where we do the most vulnerable things, says Perepyolkina: sleep and sex. It is therefore important to feel as safe and secure as possible in it. “The less possessions you have in your bedroom, the better,” she says. “Don’t stow anything under your bed; make sure your closet has only the most valuable items of clothing that you cherish and wear often; just put one or two items of clothing on the bedside table. … you love it most to be assured that you get extra protection from negative energy. Think of soft and subtle fabrics (nothing light or dark), eliminate all sharp corners, remove plants. Talk to your pillow before you go to sleep – trust me – your possessions absorb good energy and then share them with you while you sleep. “
Use light colors
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There’s a reason we sometimes use the word “bright” to mean “happy” – light colors really make us happier. “Brightening your living space can have a notable impact on the energy and zen of you and your home,” Caleb Backe, health and wellness expert at Maple Holistics, told Bustle. “Lighter homes with more natural light are associated with more positive mental health states, while dim or poorly lit homes are generally associated with depression and lack of energy. Add more lamps, open the blinds, and buy brighter, more powerful light bulbs to transform and amplify the positive energy in your living space. “
Adopt a pet – or plants
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There is nothing that lifts your mood other than taking care of another creature, even if it’s just a plant. “There is a reason why indoor plants are the most popular gifts for a housewarming,” says Backe. “The introduction of fresh, green life, flowers, an aquarium or a herb garden gives the home a more energetic and organic feel. Replace boring decorations with lively, practical decorations and feel the positive flow of energy! “
Make a vision board
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Leave post-its for confirmation
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Another way to motivate yourself to stay positive is to hang post-its with inspirational quotes or affirmations. “Having memories all over the house helps erase old tales and greet new ones that subconsciously stick because you see them all the time,” says Henry.
Make these changes to feel more positive about your home and you will take that positive attitude with you everywhere.