The last year and a half have been tough. Whether it is the effects of the coronavirus pandemic upon the queer community or the rise in anti-Black and anti-Asian violence across the USA, it can be hard to take a minute and allow ourselves to breathe. That is why radical self-care is so important. One step to self-care can be about improving the surroundings that you live in. By living in a calmer and more gentle space, you will limit the stresses upon your physical and mental health, improving your life in the process. The difficult part, however, can be knowing where to start, which is why this guide has been created. Read on now for all you need to know.
Proper Polywood Shutters
In the summer months, high temperatures can often increase any mental health problems that you have, meaning that it is difficult to think clearly and concisely about your issues. That is why it is so important to install some polywood shutters that allow you to shut out as much of the sun as possible while allowing you to still keep a breeze. Just remember to not spend too much time in the dark as this has also been proven to have a deleterious effect on your mental health.
Cleanliness is Healthiness
If the house or flat that you live in is a bit of a dump, do not be surprised if you feel down in the dumps as well. One of the best ways to get motivated and to feel better is by having a proper clean of the place in which you live. Not only does the act of cleaning itself boost your mental and physical health, but a clean, uncluttered space can help you to process clearly and be positive about your life.
Build a Home Gym
Despite a positive rollout of the coronavirus vaccination thanks to President Joe Biden, you might still be wary about going outside, especially considering the rise of the Delta variant. That is totally fine! Nonetheless, you might still be missing the gym, which can be a great place to let go, exercise, and improve your mental and physical health. One clever option, if you have the space to do so, is to build a gym in your own house. You can install a bike machine or, if you are on a budget, simply buy some weights, also saving yourself a whole heap of money on a gym membership in the process.
Installing Soft Lights
Garish and bright lights could be having a real effect on your mental health. Take stock of all the different lights that you have in the house or flat and think about how you could replace them with much softer options. For example, you can replace traditional and bright lightbulbs with softer mood lighting. You will be surprised by how much of a difference this simple and small change can make to your state of mind, making you a more positive and productive person over a longer period of time.