Housework: The new way to Healthy Well Being
More than ever, our home environment needs to be our sanctuary – we are told to stay home during the current pandemic, most of us are spending more time at home and we should enjoy being there.
Maybe you dread the weekly house clean, or maybe you are lucky enough to have a housecleaner. If so, you may be interested to hear of a new trend where housework can forge a path to spiritual enlightenment. It is called spiritual housecleaning and is a simple system to bring positive change to your life.
Every aspect of our homes relates to our needs and desires. Clearing out dirt, dust and clutter creates space that invites in new opportunities. The following ideas focus on how to de-clutter for your overall health and well being.
The outdoor area has just as much impact on you and your home as the indoors.
Is your garden warm and inviting, or cold and neglected? Create a space in your garden to rejuvenate your batteries. Add a Buddha statue or water feature with soft light, along with soft planting to soothe away the clutter of the mind and heal the spirit.
Make sure your entrance is neat, clean, open and inviting to your guests. Make your front door the focus of your front facade, try repainting your front door or patio steps for an amazing result.
Repair anything that is broken, pick up the leaves, and put seasonal small flowering plants near your front door to make it more welcoming.
Keep things clean, neat and tidy to promote relaxation of the mind, body and spirit.
Create a glorious display of your collection of treasured china or expensive pieces grouped together instead of spreading them around the house or hiding them in cupboards.
Uplift your laundry by adding a plant or picture, and clearing out any cupboards of unused items.
Your bedroom is for rest and romance so make it a haven – remove any electrical equipment and anything from under the bed. Store your shoes elsewhere (such as the laundry) as they hold the energy of where you have been all day.
If you have a study/office, create an environment that speaks to you of study/work so you can switch off the outside world and study/work easily. It is very important for you to feel good in this space. Try painting your office yellow to promote creativity and stimulate you mentally.
What kind of artwork do you have hanging in your rooms, are they conducive to feelings of wellness and prosperity?
Whether they be formal or informal, your kitchen and eating areas should be a place to eat and digest your food with loving kindness to the health and well being of our bodies.
Repair and maintain your back door as it needs to be clear in order for energy to flow out and through it.
TOP 5 DESIGN HINTS & TIPS
- De-clutter your home one room (or even one drawer/cupboard) at a time.
- Make sure you are in a contented mood when you begin - it should be about feeling good, not feeling obligated.
- Keep all things you use often close to hand in the wardrobe, pantry, etc. The things you use less regularly can be placed further from your reach.
- When introducing new boxes for storage, make sure they are all the same size and colour or material. This will be less busy to the eye and create a more harmonious flow.
- If you are finding it too much to do on your own, enlist family members or consider hiring a consultant who can come into your home and sort things for a small fee.
Green Room Interior’s philosophy is built on the quote by William Morris, the founder of the Arts and Crafts movement in the 19th century. He said “Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful”.
Look around you – is everything useful or beautiful? Better yet, are they useful and beautiful?
Tania Bell is the interior decoration & design expert behind Green Room Interiors. She will take your hand and lead you through the re-decoration maze. Together we will arrive at the interior space of your dreams. Join us on facebook to gain more interior design hints and tips.
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