Your home should feel like a safe haven, and a wonderful personal space that exudes positive vibes and energy.
Surrounding yourself with positive energy can have huge beneficial effects on both your body and your mind. Because most of us spend a lot of time at home, it is important to boost the positive energy of your living space as much as possible.
Try to think about the last place you were that made you feel really great. Can you recall exactly how you felt? Do you know why you felt that way? People, places, and things all have different energies that come from them. Being in a place with positive energy can make you feel wonderful.
On the other hand, places that are filled with bad energy and negative vibes can really drag you down. Don’t let your home be one of those negative spaces. Let’s look at seven ways to fill your home with positive energy, that can in turn help to transform the way you will feel on a daily basis.
Did you ever walk into a room or a house and just feel bad vibes and negative energy in the air from the people there? When you come home in the evening, do you bring in good vibes and positive energy with you? Or do you bring the stresses and negativity of your day home with you?
Try to think of your home as a sanctuary from negativity and instead as a wonderful source of positivity, motivation and personal growth. When you come home, jump in the shower, write in your journal and clear your body and mind of any negativity. Try to make a conscious effort to be the number one source of positive energy in your home.
2. Get Rid of Clutter
Too much ‘stuff’ around your home can actually make you feel stressed and anxious. As a result, you might find yourself unable to focus, and you may even lack motivation to do things around your house because you just don’t know where and how to begin.
It can be difficult, sometimes, to get rid of the things that we call our own. But, clearing out the clutter can help to clear out some of the negative energy in your home, too. If you have not used something for at least a year, it is probably safe to get rid of it without missing it too badly!
You can start small by getting rid of things that you know you will never use again, and clear out more items as time goes on. By donating some of your items to others, you can even feel better about yourself, and help bring that positive energy back home with you.
Once the clutter is cleared, you can work on organizing your living space. When everything has a designated place, your home will feel less chaotic and more peaceful.
If you feel overwhelmed by the idea of organizing everything at once, don’t worry! Simply taking 10 minutes each evening to make sure everything is in its place can allow you to wake up feeling calmer, more relaxed, and ready to face the day with a more positive attitude.
4. Capture the Right Color
Certain studies have shown that different colors can affect your mood. If you have a color prominently displayed in your home that is draining your energy or putting you in a bad mood, it may be time to make a change!
Colors like orange and red are great for giving yourself an energy boost. They can be very bold, so you don’t have to paint entire walls in such vibrant shades. But, use accents of these colors here and there to bring a little excitement and positive energy to your living space.
Green and blue can help to calm you down and make you feel less-stressed. If you live a chaotic life outside your home, utilizing these colors in your personal space can help to keep you grounded and more relaxed.
Play around with colors where you might need them most. For example, a blue or green shade might work well in your bedroom to calm you down for the evening. But, a dash of orange could be useful for a home office or gym to give you a boost of energy and motivation.
5. Create Memories
One great way to harness positive energy in your home is to invite it in via happy memories! Homes are meant for living, after all, and that includes creating memories that will always bring a smile to your face. Fill your home with positivity by having family/friends over for dinner, or a games night.
Additionally, you can literally fill your home with happy memories by setting out pictures that you love. Family vacations, weddings, time with your kids, etc., are all great ways to visually boost the positive energy within your home and make you feel good every time you see one of them.
6. Introduce More Plants
Plants are a great way to increase the oxygen and energy levels of any home. Not only do plants breathe life into your living space, they can also help to remove toxins. They give you something to take care of and promote serenity and relaxation.
Different plants are beneficial for different things but consider what kind of commitment you’d like to make before introducing some into your home. Some plants require more attention than others.
Don’t choose something that requires constant care if it’s only going to cause you extra stress. Instead, choose something you can look after regularly, but appreciate its beauty all the time.
7. Let There Be Light
The way your home is lit can make a big difference in the overall energy. Too much artificial lighting can be bad for you. It can cause headaches and stress and can even throw off your sleep cycle and natural circadian rhythms.
During the day, try to let in as much natural light and air as possible. Open the curtains and windows and let in the sun. If you need extra light, try to purchase lighting sources that mimic sunlight as much as possible. I have a Salt lamp in both the sitting room and bedroom that gives off a beautiful glow. Warm, glowing tones are much better for you than harsh bright white.
As you can see, it is not too difficult to get rid of the bad energy from your home and bring in more positivity. When you surround yourself with positive energy in your own sanctuary, you will be able to take that out into the world with you.
Not only will it help you throughout even the toughest of days, but that kind of energy can easily rub off onto others. You could be doing so much more than improving your own life – you could be helping other people to feel more positive, too. The best part? It all starts in the comfort of your own home.