Do you come home from work only to be bombarded by chores and other responsibilities? If so, it's time for a change.
This article gives you tips on how to take care of your mental health, make your house a happier place, and enjoy life more every day.
Create a Relaxing Environment with Candles and Soothing Music
Purchase some scented candles that exude smells of lavender, jasmine, or vanilla--anything that is meant to tickle your senses and relax your mind.
Then create a playlist on Youtube by searching " Rnb chill songs" or "best music to relax" and let Youtube recommend you the most effective songs.
When you finish your work after a long hard day, head to your bathroom and light some candles around your bathtub, and put on your playlist while slowly closing your eyes. You'll be transported to your special world in no time!
Alternatively, if you don't have a tub, you can do this same relaxing ritual in your bedroom or any place where you won't be disturbed. Ensure that there's maximum peace and quiet. If you don't live alone, you can put on a "do not disturb" sign to prevent people from messing with your me-time.
Make Sure You Get Enough Sleep
Maybe you've heard the statement, "you have to sleep at least 8 hours of sleep". Maybe not. But most people ignore this statement frequently.
It's alright if house chores or work stop you from getting a good night's sleep sometimes. But if this pattern of getting few hours of sleep keeps on repeating, it can be harmful to your health.
Your body has a natural clock that alerts you when it's time to close the blinds. If you keep postponing its natural time, your hormones can go crazy and cause your stress hormones to spike, raising your blood pressure.
Hence, make it a routine to sleep at least 7 hours to achieve peak rest. And if you have a frequent habit of watching videos on social media till you sleep, turn off your phone or close the Wifi before you head to bed to avoid endless scrolling.
Get Creative with DIY Projects
Many DIY projects can improve your mood when done around the house, such as painting old furniture, making new curtains from old clothes, and gardening.
If you're an artsy person, you can buy a paint stand and unleash your inner Picasso and Van Gogh!
You can also learn how to knit and gather ingredients to create a new recipe. Experimenting with new foods can be a fun experience. If you've thought about trying cannabis edibles, you can start with microdosing ediblesto avoid having a bad trip.
With these easy tricks, you can create a more relaxing home environment that will improve your mood day-to-day.
Follow these tips to make yourself feel better and less stressed about life. Also, consider the impact of self-care on your children's or your family's mental health! We know how hard it is to see our loved ones suffer, so try some of these techniques to help them out as well.