In honor of today being Stress Awareness Day, we’re going to help you escape the negative effects of stress. A good place to start is by making your mobile home into a relaxing, stress-free environment. You’ll be able come home at the end of a long day and unwind. Here are three recommendations that will help keep your stress levels at a minimum.
Life can be hectic, and it’s impossible to keep your belongings organized to perfection all the time. However, taking a little time to declutter can do wonders for your state of mind. Keeping things neat is especially important if your mobile home isn’t as spacious as you’d like – a small mobile home feels even smaller when it’s cluttered, and can start to make you feel closed in. So, even if you can’t spare much time for decluttering right now, take a few minutes and do these things:
- Pick up any stray items on the floor. No more tripping over dog toys when you get home from work!
- Clear off your kitchen table and counters.
- Take out the garbage, not forgetting to gather up and throw out any loose trash.
- Get one of those nifty shoe racks and organize your shoe closet. (It’ll make you feel pretty sophisticated.)
Cleanliness lends a relaxed feeling to a home and makes it feel more roomy. Next time you come home from a tiring day, you can revel in how great your mobile home looks and feels – and it only takes a few minutes to make it that way!
#2: Colors are important
It’s said that certain colors have a relaxing effect on most people, while other colors are more energizing. Still others can bring on negative feelings such as irritability. So, if you can’t seem to relax when you’re at home, it might be time to choose a new color for your mobile home’s walls. For a relaxing effect, you’ll want to avoid bright colors such as red and orange and instead turn to milder shades, which include blue, green, and muted yellow. The best place to utilize these colors is in your bedroom, but you can certainly give your whole mobile home a stress-reducing makeover if you like!
As an alternative, perhaps you’d like to use a relaxing color in your bedroom but enjoy a happier, more energetic tone in your kitchen. If you’re feeling up for creating both types of atmospheres, you’ll need to break out some brighter colors for your mobile home’s kitchen walls. Your mood will thank you!
#3: What relaxes you?
What if you don’t have time to paint your walls? Well, you can still make your mobile home feel like the relaxing place you want to wake up to every morning. Even better, it’s really easy, and you won’t have to break your budget to make it happen. All you have to do is answer one question: what makes you feel relaxed? Here are a few things that may do the trick:
It’s been found that certain fragrances can be major stress-reducers for some people. So, why not give them a try? Most people find that certain essential oils produce a relaxing effect when used in a diffuser. Essential oils can help to relieve stress and leave you feeling more relaxed, and some even encourage healthier sleep. If essential oils aren’t really your thing, you can use candles as an easy alternative.
Visual appeal can make all the difference when it comes to creating a welcoming atmosphere. A few things to try include:
- Placing flowers around your home. Use flowers that complement your mobile home’s color scheme.
- Decorating with plenty of throw pillows and blankets. (As an added benefit, you’ll always have more than enough of them around if you decide to take a quick nap!)
- Utilizing your home’s natural lighting. This is really easy – all you have to do is open your curtains.
- Keeping a few good books around. However, remember that these should be books that are easy and refreshing to read.
Ultimately, of course, it’s up to you to decide which of these things will make you feel the most relaxed in your home, so be creative!
Don’t let stress get in the way!
It’s important to remember that stress can negatively affect every part of your lifestyle. It affects your productivity at work, it can hinder your social life, and it can even cause tension and fatigue to develop in your personal life. With that in mind, making your mobile home a stress-free environment is something you might want to consider this month. You can even tailor your fall decorations to fit your new relaxing look. As the holidays approach, beat the stress this season by making your mobile home your favorite place for relaxation.