How To Start Creating Wellness in Your Space Right Now
Wellness goes beyond being physically healthy or just the absence of illness. Wellness also includes a state of well-being, mentally and emotionally. The following tweaks to your environment can increase your overall well-being. So here we go lets learn How To Start Creating Wellness in Your Space Right Now!
Take the trash out-
Literally and figuratively. To begin with, it helps to get rid of any negativity that might be lingering in your mind. Committing to releasing negative thoughts will instantly give you a more secure foundation to work from. Taking out the trash literally will do the same thing for you in a physical sense. If it’s old or not providing you any use, it’s ok to get rid of it!
But don’t get sucked into deep cleaning. That can lead to becoming overwhelmed and actually increase negativity! Just picking up clutter and putting things back in their place can provide an amazing sense of order.
Science has proven that interior living plants reduce certain pollutants in the air but being exposed to living plants also has psychological benefits. According to research by Shibata & Suzuki (2001), indoor plants have proven a positive impact on recovery from mental fatigue. This same study has proven that the presence of living plants also results in a more positive mood.
Studies show that without exposure to natural light, people often experience headaches, depression and lack of productivity. An article by L. Edwards and P. Torcellini, which includes information from several in depth case studies, indicates that workers who don’t have access to adequate natural light were subject to absenteeism problems and increased vandalism. If at all possible, work near a window. If not, take adequate breaks outside or where you can be near a widow.
One of the best ways to refresh your mind and regroup is to get a bit of fresh air. Take a walk if the weather allows it or at least open a window for a short period of time to allow some fresh air into your environment.
Picture this, a large, glass pitcher of ice water with beads of condensation running down its sides… Did that make you thirsty?! If not you have to admit, it sounds extremely refreshing. The benefits of drinking enough water are plentiful. Such benefits include, natural relief from fatigue, headaches, general aches and cramps, increased metabolism and a natural way to flush out toxins.
While there are certain restrictions and influences we face in our daily environments, ultimately, you are in control of your own mental and emotional wellbeing. Start these small changes today in order to live each day in a state of emotional wellbeing.
Edwards, L., & Torcellini, P. (july 2002). A Literature Review of the Effects of Natural Light on Building Occupants. Technical Report- National Renewable Energy Laboratory. Retrieved June 28, 2017, from http://www.nrel.gov/docs/fy02osti/30769.pdf
SHIBATA, S., & SUZUKI, N. (2004). Blackwell Publishing, Ltd. Effects of an indoor plant on creative task performance and mood. Scandinavian Journal of Psychology,45, 373-381. Retrieved June 28, 2017, from http://www.enterpriseplants.com/media/downloads/PLANTING%20RESEARCH.pdf
How To Start Creating Wellness in Your Space Right Now.