When you’re bombarded with doom-and-gloom headlines 24/7 and have to keep everyone indoors during these Circuit Breaker times, the combination of everything can really take a toll on your mental health. And since we’re all going to be stuck at home most of the time for the next few weeks (at least), it’s more important than ever to turn our living environment into a calm and safe space.
A big part of your mood is affected by your personal environment, namely your home. Take a look at it this way – besides your office or workplace, you sleep, eat and spending your leisure time there. Besides that, your living space also has an impression on how you behave, how motivated you are for tasks, and it could also either induce or reduce stress, according to the University of Minnesota.
Start by limiting the amount of time you spend checking the news, for instance. And then think out of the box, like transforming your workspace from dreary to dreamy, or other pick-me-up lifestyle choices which can help ease not only your mental exertion, but physical tension as well.
So what are you waiting for? Keep reading to find out how you can turn your environment into a calm, stress-free environment that’ll keep you going through the year.