5 Ways Your Home Could Be Contributing to Your Daily Stress

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Your Home Could Be Contributing to Your Daily Stress

Keep calm and continue? Not quite. These days, it seems like we are perpetually surrounded by a great cloud of sheer, overwhelming stress. And in case you didn't get the memo, being stressed is never a good thing.

Stress raises our cortisol levels and keeps us in a fight or flight state. High levels of cortisol can cause mood swings, feelings of irritation or depression, and rapid weight gain, often in the abdomen or face.

Our daily stress is caused by many things: our jobs, our relationships, and our bank accounts to begin with. However, the only stressor you may have overlooked is your home.

A messy or cluttered home puts unnecessary stress on our minds, as we tend to view our homes as an extension of ourselves.

It makes perfect sense. Your home is much more than just a place filled with beautiful furniture and accessories; it is your private sanctuary. As the first and last thing you see, your home has the power to set the tone for the rest of the day. So, shouldn't your home be as stress-free as possible?

To help, here we share five ways your home could stress you out, as well as simple adjustments to give your space a relaxed feel. Follow these tips and let the cool vibes kick in.

Not Enough Light

Never underestimate the power of good lighting. Strategically placed pendants and table lamps can not only transform the atmosphere of your space but can also affect your mood. Choosing the right type of light is important.

Natural light helps regulate and elevate our mood, and not having enough of it can have negative effects on a person. Humans prefer to be under dappled lighting, which is the same light that can be felt when the sun shines through the leaves of a tree.

Fortunately, you don't need a jungle bungalow to achieve this look. It is recommended to change your lampshades and pendants or a basket material, which will create the appearance of speckled lighting. No natural light? Hang a mirror over a window to brighten up your space.

Overwhelming Amounts of Color

Sorry maximalists, there is a lot of colors. In fact, an abundance of vibrant hues can turn your previous relaxation into the epicenter of stress.

Highly saturated hues and multiple contrasting colors can be great for creating an energizing effect on humans; however, this combination is difficult to maintain for long periods of time and will lead to anxiety and stress.

But just because bright colors can be stressful doesn't mean you need to cut them out of your space entirely. Instead, wear these vibrant shades sparingly.

Consider proportion when using bold colors and look to nature for your palette. In nature, earthy neutrals appear in larger proportions, while bold colors appear in smaller amounts on flowers and plants.

Not Enough Variation

We know what you're thinking: if strong colors are too stressful, you should go for crisp white, right? Well, not necessarily. Believe it or not, too much white can make your home a stressful space.

While most people report feeling calm and relaxed in spaces with a more natural and uniform flavor, spaces without variation in tone can elicit the opposite response.

After all, how many of us are extremely stressed when we wear immaculate white pants? Your home is meant to be lived in with as little stress as possible, and a pristine, irrelevant target will do no one any favors.

While most people report feeling calm and relaxed in spaces with a more natural and uniform flavor, spaces without variation in tone can elicit the opposite response.

Beige is a less stressful alternative and doesn't require obsessive maintenance like a coat of white paint. But what should a design enthusiast do if you have white walls and don't want to undergo time-consuming painting? Warm-up space with details in neutral tones like beige, gray, and, of course, beige.

Clashing Prints and Patterns

Admittedly, we can't say we were surprised to learn that busy impressions can be stressful. After all, where there are bright colors, there are usually eye-catching patterns too.

Many prints, especially when they vary greatly in scale or have many contrasting colors, can mentally clutter a space, regardless of the actual clutter. Our ancestral past makes us afraid of being surrounded by too many prints; Consider being in the woods or living outdoors before living today.

As with bold colors, you can still incorporate prints into your space; however, you need to use your editor's eye. For example, switching between a small Swiss venue and a large-scale botanist can strike a balance between statement and stress-free.

If you're using a large-scale print on a headboard, for example, try introducing a striped or colored block print into your bedding to blend the scale.

Too Much Visible Clutter

An orderly home is a happy home. After all, there's a reason his book, The Life-Changing Magic of Putting Life in Order, resonated with so many people.

Clutter makes us tense and requires more mental attention. We tend to focus more on overflowing piles of paperwork or piles of toys because our brains cannot mentally organize clutter the way we do with neat piles or cans.

Instead, keep clutter to a minimum by storing your belongings in containers and baskets. That way, you can think less about your impending mess and more about the important things in life, like your to-do list or what TV show to air. Now this will arouse some joy

We hope you enjoy watching this video about Daily Habits to Reduce Stress and Anxiety

Source: Therapy in a Nutshell

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