What feeling do you get when you first step into your home? Do you feel stressed or overwhelmed but don’t know why? If so, you might need to inject some positive energy.
Your home is your personal space, the place you go to relax after a stressful day. Stress, worries, and anxiety should be left at the door. I’m going to show you how to get positive energy flowing in your home.
How to generate positive energy in your home in eight steps:
- Make your bed
- Declutter your space
- Add plants
- Improve natural lighting
- Healing crystals
- Essential oils
- Use the power of color psychology
- Add high-quality lighting
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- Boost Positive Energy in Your Home: 8 Effective Ways
- The Power of Positivity
Boost Positive Energy in Your Home: 8 Effective Ways
Bringing positive energy back into your home doesn’t require much effort at all. Most of the time all you need is a few small tweaks or changes to your everyday routine. Here are some easy ways to increase the positive energy in your home:
1. Make Your Bed
It’s a simple task so you might wonder how making your bed could make a difference. But when you make your bed first thing in the morning, you gain an instant sense of accomplishment which comes hand in hand with positivity.
There’s even a whole book dedicated to the importance of making your bed first thing in the morning! ‘Make Your Bed: Little Things Can Change Your Life…and Maybe the World’, by former Naval Admiral William H. McRaven.
2. Declutter Your Space
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you have heard a thing or two about Marie Kondo and her decluttering techniques.
Too much clutter in your life, and especially your home, brings a significant amount of negative energy to both you and your living space.
Living with clutter is stress-inducing and may even lead to anxiety. Although, you might not know clutter is the root of your feelings until you declutter. When living in a state of clutter, we tend to get used to it—be it a messy closet or a kitchen that just doesn’t seem to stay organized.
Furthermore, the more clutter you have in your home, the longer it takes to clean and tidy your personal space. When this happens, cleaning becomes a dreaded chore that seems to take days.
Letting go of unnecessary items is freeing, however, not everyone can let go easily. Here’s where we can learn something from Marie Kondo: when getting rid of the clutter in your house, ask yourself if each item “sparks joy.” If not, send it to the bin or donation pile.
As you let go of clothes you’re not using – the three extra spatulas in the kitchen, and the toys your kids don’t play with – you get a deep sense of freedom from the torment of clutter.
After purging your home of unnecessary things, it’s easier to clean and tidy and you won’t feel as stressed. It’s also an effective way to bring positive energy back into your life.
3. Add Plants
Adding some greens into your house is an instant energy booster—and we’re not talking about broccoli. Indoor plants improve energy flow in your home, the colors prompt positive and calming vibes as well as promote focus.
Not only that but a NASA study showed that indoor plants work to purify the air. In fact, some plants are even effective when it comes to removing toxins, including volatile organic compounds (VOCs) such as benzene and formaldehyde.
According to NASA, the most effective plants are:
- Spider plant
- Peace lily
- Bamboo palm
- Elephant-ear philodendron
- Aloe vera
In addition to indoor plants, an IonPacific IonBox tackles indoor air pollution.
4. Improve Natural Lighting
Natural light is essential to our well-being. Some people even suffer from seasonal affective disorder (SAD). This condition is when you’re feeling extra blue or depressed during winter when natural sunlight is significantly less.
However, living with your windows shut and curtains closed also affects the positive energy in your home. Natural light stimulates our bodies’ production of essential vitamin D, which is proven to elevate the mood and boost happiness.
Open up your windows to get light and fresh air into your home at least once or twice a day. If possible, keep curtains and shades open to allow more natural sunlight to enter. As an added positivity bonus, this might even lower your electricity bill.
Consider cleaning your windows more often to remove any dust that might be blocking the light. This can also open up your space and improve your positive energy.
If you live in an apartment with limited access to natural sunlight, you might want to try a Himalayan salt lamp. These produce a soothing glow and are used to improve mood and overcome sleep issues.
Another highly recommend product is the Philips SmartSleep Wake Up Light Therapy alarm which features a colored sunlight simulation and is clinically proven to help you wake up feeling more refreshed.
5. Healing Crystals
The power of crystals is thought to transform the energy and mood in your living space, and they make for beautiful decor too.
To get the most out of crystals, it’s important to recognize which crystals work for you. The color of the stone is an important factor as this is how you identify the crystal’s energetic vibration.
When searching for the right crystals, it’s a good idea to first note what you’re missing, that is, what you need the crystals to help with. In this case, we’re looking to improve the positive energy in our home. Here are a few crystals that can assist:
- Clear Quartz: Balance, this crystal is the “master healer” of all crystals. It increases energy by absorbing, storing, and releasing it.
- Tiger’s Eye: Harmonizing, the Tiger’s eye will help remove self-doubt, anxiety, and fear from your mind and body. It’s said to guide you towards balance and harmony.
- Citrine: Optimism, this yellow gem will bring joy, enthusiasm, and wonder to your life. It helps to remove negative traits such as fear and turn it into motivation and clarity.
6. Essential Oils
Essential oils are great mood-enhancers and each has unique qualities you can benefit from.
For example, if you want to refresh your home and your mind, try grapefruit, lemon or orange. These citrus oils provide a subtle, zingy scent that instantly boosts your energy and creativity.
If you want to destress, what’s better than lavender? Lavender has antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties. Furthermore, research suggests that by inhaling the scent, lavender may lead to reduced anxiety, depression, insomnia, and restlessness.
There are various ways to incorporate essential oils into your house every day. Essential oil diffusers, which have become popular in recent years, come in various types but do the same job. They diffuse oil with water, which is then converted to a fine mist that’s easily absorbed by the skin.
If you don’t have a diffuser, add a few drops of essential oil to a cotton ball and keep it on a table or nightstand. Or you can make your own mister by mixing a few drops of your favorite oil with water in a spray bottle.
7. Use the Power of Color Psychology
Ever stepped into a dark room with dark furniture and instantly felt gloomy? Colors can have significant effects on our mood and energy levels.
It’s essential that you pair the right colors with the right room. Additionally, it’s good to choose accent colors wisely and exercise restraint with overwhelming colors, such as orange.
Here are a few ideas:
- Bright colors: Hues of green, blue, orange, and yellow are friendly and happy colors. They’re excellent choices for dining and kitchen areas where they may boost communication.
- Cold colors: Icy shades of blue, green, and gray creates calmness and joy in a space. They can also help open up a space and bring in more light. These are ideal for bedrooms as they can help you feel relaxed before bed but refreshed in the morning.
- Dark colors: Shades of purple, red, blue, and dark green can feel gloomy and restrictive if used incorrectly. However, when used as accent colors in the living room (think pillows and rugs) they create a feeling of security and comfort.
8. Add High-Quality Lighting
Your home might feel bright and happy during the daytime but if it turns into Dracula’s lair when the sun goes down, it’s time to make some change because there’s simply not enough lighting.
Adding a few lights here and there in dark corners opens up a room and makes it feel comfier and welcoming. Choosing warm white LED bulbs instead of the old yellow light bulbs will also help to change the lighting and make it brighter.
Decorate your home with a few candles for additional comfort and light during the evening. I recommend soy candles over regular paraffin candles, these are natural and won’t contaminate your air. In contrast, paraffin is a petroleum byproduct that can aggravate asthma and other respiratory conditions.
My favorite soy candles are these ones. They come in three incredible fragrances – Persimmon & Copal, Goji Berry & Tarocco Orange and French Cade & Lavender – are made with eco-friendly materials and come in gorgeous, vintage-style packaging.
The Power of Positivity
Increasing positivity in your home is easy with a few tweaks here and there, but it all starts with yourself. Give yourself time to make the changes and do what you feel is right. Ask yourself: “what is bringing me down?” Maybe it’s clutter or maybe it’s a gloomy wallpaper.
Kick the negative energy to the curb and let positivity back into your living room and house by changing up the lights and colors for a comfier home.