Create Your Own Stress Free Space
Now more than ever, it’s hard to find the magic work-life balance we all aspire to have. With so many more people working from home during the COVID-19 pandemic and the ability to bring your work with you everywhere on your phone or laptop, it is starting to feel impossible to truly unplug. However, finding this balance is important for your health and wellbeing. Plus, dedicating time to disconnect from work helps improve your productivity in the long run. While there are many ways to disconnect from work and find some stress relief, in this article we want to focus on creating a dedicated space for relaxation. Read on for a few tips and tricks to create a stress free space in your home to help you find some time to unwind.
Tips and Tricks to Create Your Stress Free Space
Select Your Space
There are many ways you can approach selecting a stress free space. While dedicating a whole room to relaxation is great, not everyone has the ability to do so. A stress free space can also be a quiet corner, a chair, or even an outdoor space. However, it is important to remember that our brains associate spaces with the activities we do in those areas, so, keep your stress free space out of areas where you might engage in work or any other activities you may want to take a break from.
Once you select your space it’s time to declutter. Get rid of items you don’t need, upcycle items that you want to give a second life, and move items you don’t want in your stress free space to a new location. Store like items with like items and invest in decorative storage containers for things you want kept out of sight. It’s important to be sure to keep this space clean once you have decluttered. Consider setting aside one day a week for keeping this space organized.
Play with Colors and Textures
When you begin decorating your interior space, start by thinking about ways you can layer in cozy colors and textures. If you have the ability to repaint your space, try changing your walls to a neutral palette (think shades of cream, gray, light yellow, light blues, and light purples). If repainting your walls isn’t possible, there are plenty of other ways to play with color and texture too! Add throw pillows made in various patterns and materials or use curtains and blankets to add pops of color and texture to your space.
Add Elements of Art
Bring in elements of art that complement your personal style and bring positive, relaxing feelings into your space. Try wall art, sculpture, inspirational quotes, or family photos: anything that brings you joy!
Sound and Smell
Engaging our senses of smell and hearing can work wonders when creating a stress free environment. Try using a candle or essential oil diffuser with your favorite relaxing scents and add in your favorite music or relaxing nature sounds for some background noise.
Bring in Elements of Nature
Add elements of the outdoors into your stress free space. Houseplants and flowers are a great way to add life into your indoor space as well as a pop of color! You can also bring nature indoors by designing with wood, stone, or other natural elements.
Find an Activity
Now that you’ve created a relaxing space, consider bringing in anything you might need to engage in a relaxing activity of your choice. Bring in books for reading, equipment for yoga and meditation, craft supplies, a journal, a puzzle, or a laptop for your favorite tv show. Having something around that you like to do can help your mind unwind as you focus on something other than your to-do list.
Consider Unplugging from Technology
If you can, consider unplugging from all technology. However, if you want to listen to music or watch tv, be sure that any devices you bring into your stress free space have notifications turned off. It’s easy to get distracted by the outside world when work calls, but remember, it is so important to keep these activities away from your stress free space.
How Domanda Design Can Help!
Perhaps the most important part of creating a stress free space is to make it your own. Creating a relaxing space won’t look the same for every person and it is important to make selections that are unique to your personal style and needs. At Domanda Design, our home accessories are made to order, allowing you the option to customize the product you choose to your personal style. Add a pop of color and texture to your space with one of our throw pillows, bring art into your stress free space with a wrapped canvas, use one of our journals for your activity to unwind, or grab one of our mugs to hold your favorite cozy drink. Whatever you choose, make sure it’s the perfect fit for you!
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This blog post was written by Emma Becker.