Thu. Dec 13th, 2018

How to Make a Wellness Retreat of Your Home and Inspire Healthy Habits

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Our home should be our safe haven but also a place where we heal ourselves, relax and recharge our batteries. It should be our personal wellness retreat that inspires us and our family members to create healthy habits.

This means that every room in your home should have some elements of a wellness retreat. So here are a couple of ideas on how to equip and decorate your home into that direction.

Your Kitchen – A Place of Healthy Food and Inspiration

Let’s start with the kitchen appliances first. You should invest in appliances that promote a healthy diet, such as blenders and juicers, which will motivate you to eat more fruits and vegetables.

Next, your fridge should be organized in such a way that you never run out of food rich in protein, like Greek yogurt, hummus and hard-boiled eggs.

The kitchen surfaces should always have a bowl or a basket full of apples, oranges and other fruit that simply invite you to eat them.

Also, place a bowl of water next to it to always remind you that regular hydration is important.

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Lastly, growing herbs in your kitchen is a wonderful idea for several reasons. First of all, you will always have healthy herbs fresh and at the reach of your hand.

Herbs like basil, parsley and mint are a great addition to every meal and incredibly nutritious.

Secondly, having plants is a great way to decorate the kitchen, especially as herbs are quite okay with growing in kitchen conditions.

Thirdly, we all know how soothing and enriching it is to take care of plants and watch them grow – it’s a piece of nature right there in your kitchen.

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Your Living Room – A Place of Love, Joy and Relaxation

As most people spend the majority of their time in the living room, it’s normal that you should invest a lot of effort into it.

First of all, try to provide as much natural light in the living room as possible. Sunlight improves our mood and calms our minds.

Opt for pastel or cheerful colors to maintain the good mood in the living room. Just make sure the colors are not too bright, as it can be irritating and annoying.

Secondly, definitely put plants in the living room. There are various ways in which plants can beautify a room, such as being the focal point of the room or the means to hide ugly spots and empty corners. They also clean the air in the room, producing oxygen.

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The next step is to let the room breathe by getting rid of the unnecessary clutter in it. Don’t stick to things you will never use again, and use home removals services to storage stuff you won’t need for a long time.

Remember – the clutter in your home means a cluttered mind and the energy needs to flow freely through your home.

Your Working and Recreational Space

Your office needs to be carefully organized in order for you to be effective at your job.

Make sure you get enough sunlight while working and surround yourself with motivational and inspiring messages.

You can put a few sticky notes on your computer screen with motivational messages, and you can also have a couple of them printed out and framed as pictures that you can put on the wall instead of a painting. That way, these messages will become your motto.

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Your recreational room should be somewhere in your home, filled with fragrance sticks and Himalayan salt candles – they will help your mind to relax and you will meditate more easily.

Make sure your yoga mat is always at a visible place but also put a couple of pieces of training equipment when you feel like you need something more strenuous to decompress.

You can also get a Pilates ball, which you can sometimes use to sit in your office while working on the computer.

Your Bedroom – A Place to Replenish the Body

Your bedroom should under no circumstances have a TV or a tablet in it. Emitting artificial light will only force your body to stay awake longer than it should, even though it’s desperate for some sleep.

Consider applying some of the feng shui concepts to your bedroom to help you sleep better.

Make sure the room is completely dark in the evening and invest in a good mattress. All of these tricks will help you get a good night sleep, which is essential for your immunity system and healthy lifestyle.

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Final Words

Pay attention to how you equip and decorate your home. Every object in it should have its beneficial purpose and contribute to the feeling of a personal wellness retreat.


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Nina is a lifestyle blogger, yoga aficionado and a travel enthusiast with a distinctive taste for home decor. She’s passionate about learning new things and sharing meaningful ideas. In her free time, she loves to design clothes and furniture. If you wanna see what she’s up to you can find her on Twitter