For most of us our homes are where we spend the majority of our time. As our living space can make a great impact on our well-being we have made this infographic to highlight how we can make simple changes that can increase our happiness and lower our stress levels.
A home with poor lighting can be the cause of chronic sleep deprivation, which can lead to health problems such as headaches and depression. Lack of personal space through clutter and untidiness can also lead to fatigue and a lack of motivation. However, there are many simple things you can try which could change a miserable home into one in which you feel comfortable and relaxed.
The use of colour in the home can have varying psychological effects, such as using blue in the bedroom to lower the heart rate and aid restful sleep. Purple is historically associated with creativity and wealth and is perfect for the walls of a home office. If you would like your living room to be an oasis of calm and relaxation consider shades of green, or for stimulating dinner party conversations try painting the walls in red, an exciting colour associated with danger!
Feng shui is an ancient art and science developed over 3,000 years ago in China. It teaches how to balance the energies of any given space to assure health and good fortune for the people inhabiting it. Literally, ‘feng’ means wind and ‘shui’ means water, and in Chinese culture these elements are associated with good health, thus good feng shui came to mean good fortune, while bad feng shui means bad luck, or misfortune. We have included some simple feng shui tips to get you started, but there are many websites and books available should you wish to learn more.