When people discuss mental health, they rarely ask you what your bedroom looks like, do they? OK, admittedly, this is quite a creepy question, but the truth is that your bedroom – and your home as a whole – has a huge role to play in your mental health. You’ll know that in most cases, having a big window where you can let the light in, and feeling cosy and comfortable, does help to knock the edge off of that ‘meh’ feeling.
Here’s how you can make the most out of your space, if you want it to be a positive vibe haven.
Focus on light
OK, so there are a few things that our bodies need; think about us as plants but a little more advanced. Just like plants, in fact, we need to have exposure to natural sunlight, and there are many studies showing that a lack of this could lead to depression, or perhaps make it worse. Open up those blinds, let the light in, and use mirrors to create the illusion of even more light if you can. If you can’t do these things, then try to get artificial lights that are less harmful for you.
Make it comfortable
As most people who suffer with mental health issues will know, you sometimes go through those periods where you don’t want to get up out of bed, and you lie there for 3+ days watching Netflix. This would be a whole lot more miserable if you didn’t have a comfy duvet set, a whole bunch of fluffy cushions, and some warm throws for the ultimate comfort level. See what you can purchase to make your room (and the rest of your home) as relaxing and cosy as you can.
Clean a little
Admittedly, you may go through stages where cleaning is categorically off the cards. However, even cleaning your room up a little and changing your bedsheets can make a massive difference to how comfortable – and maybe how happy – you are, so try to keep your bedroom, and the rest of your home, as clean as possible. Although mental health issues can sometime lead you to neglect the care that you need to give yourself and your home, try to fight back and do some small things.
Invest in some great furniture
Furniture is one of the most important things in your home, and nobody wants to come back from work only to sit on the least comfortable couches of all time. Comfort really is key to ensuring that you feel safe and secure at home, so look into the options out there. Crown Furniture offers some great choices, but check out the local stores near you, too. Kicking back, relaxing, and enjoying a good Netflix series should be so cosy that you never want to move again.
So, if you want to make your home mental health friendly, then remember these things. Ultimately, you need to be as comfortable as possible, so we totally endorse buying all of those fluffy throws.
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