By Beth Armijo
In today’s fast paced world there never seems to be an opportune time to clear your schedule for serenity or peace of mind. “Okay well-being, let me pencil you in for my 11 o’clock” we seldom think.
We’ve taken notice and in creating new habits for a peaceful home the benefits have revealed themselves instantly. Here is a straightforward list of approachable to-dos we’ve compiled in hopes of offering a starting point.
1. DECLUTTER. We put this step at the top of our list because it’s doable and so important! Ten minutes or ten hours of declutter can potentially yield the same results of a visually appealing environment.
2. No schizophrenic seizure inducing paint choices. Walking into your environment and being surprised by bold statement walls can boost your heart rate, the exact opposite of calming down into a zen space.
3. Welcoming textures. Invest in sheets, blankets and cushions that beg to be nestled in. Even a pair of cozy slippers or robe can instantly send you into a more peaceful state. Offering you and your guests a home that is magnetically more comfortable leads to easy joy.
4. Lighting. It is important to have layers of light. Always have dimmers, and layers between task, accent and ambient. Proper lighting can add warmth to an otherwise frigid room. Also, mood, wink wink!
5. Plants! This is not a fad! Design gurus from decades ago knew the importance of healthy plants in a home. Many low maintenance indoor plants are natural purifiers as well as being structurally beautiful. Taking care of plants is meditative and can help us lean into mindfulness. But we get it, not all of us have a green thumb, including myself! So here’s a list of our go-to house plants that even I can keep alive!
Zee Zee Plant