Life is hard. Every day we live out our usual routines, do our best to dodge the junk that tries to slow us down, and swing the best we can at the inevitable curveballs that come flying straight at our heads. Anxiety and stress abound. The rate at which prescriptions for antidepressants and anxiety medications are written has skyrocketed over the past few years. Escaping reality, sometimes, is just about feeling you have a place of your own to escape to. A happy place. Here are a few tips that will help you come home to your happy place every day.
In Living Color
The masses see life in bright, vibrant colors. The sight of a pink and orange sunset over the mountains of Tennessee, the dark green of summer leaves on the backdrop of a cloudless blue sky while fishing on the muddy Mississippi River, or just the glow of a bright yellow Ford Mustang racing on the blacktop are just a few examples of how color brightens the experiences of life. Why not bring that color into your house. Not just any color or the colors that please the world. Use hues that speak to you and bring you the solace you need at the end of the day.
A Natural Vacation
Sometimes, nature is its own vacation. There are not many that prefer the view of the concrete jungle over the sight of a field of sunflowers. Sometimes therapy comes through a plant. Bring the outdoors into your home. Create a waterfall in your living room, a romantic campfire in your bedroom, or small walk through jungle down your hallway. Bringing the outdoors in will not only brighten your happy place, but bring in more oxygen, thus creating an environment that will make your happy hormones spike naturally.
Okay. Lots of you are probably thinking the author has lost it if he thinks just rearranging furniture is going to make my day better. Well, whether FengShui is the way to go or not, having the furniture in the rooms in your house arranged in such a way that when you come home, your home caters to the rough day you had at work is not only comforting but common sense. Make your home to suit you. If you want your recliner right at the door so you can just fall over in it and go to sleep, do that.
Everyone faces life and all its challenges every day. Why not create your home to be the happy place we all want to escape to? Love yourself a little more today and follow these tips to creating a little piece of Heaven in your life.