Aug 12

Home Health: How Your Environment Affects Your Health

Good morning, my lovely readers! I am just getting back from running some errands and doing a little shopping for new décor in a few of my rooms. Sometimes a gal just has to change it up some! I’ve noticed that when I switch up the layout of my room, along with changing the color and décor items, that it really does help to boost my mood even more! Also, when I keep my rooms clutter-free and open, it really helps me to mentally focus better and just overall rejuvenates my well-being.

You would be surprised at how your home can greatly affect your health as well. Think about it. When your space is cluttered or furniture is not conducive to the area it is in, it can cause frustration, distraction, anxiety, and many other unpleasant emotions. Believe it or not, the rooms you most frequent in your home can not only influence your well-being in a positive or negative way, but is also a physical representation of your mental state. If you are feeling scatter-brained and unkempt, your bedroom is going to reflect that. Your home health and physical health go hand in hand! After all, your home is your haven and the place where you spend the most time.

This week’s topic is going to be a little different than the previous weeks. Even though we have been talking about natural supplements and their amazing benefits that help us to achieve optimal health, I want to switch up the gears a bit. Although I advocate natural health supplements, I also encourage total wellness all across the board. This basically means that I try to advocate different components of health that all come together to impact your health. Today, I want to emphasize how important it is to have a healthy environment to compliment a healthy lifestyle. Your environment can either make or break you, so it’s important to make sure that it is helping to reinforce your efforts in the most beneficial way. Your environment is just as important as what you put in your body, so this week I want to share about the important of your home environment on your health.

It’s Electric! (Boogie-oogie-oogie-oogie!)

Nowadays, we have tons of access to cool technology and all the gadgets it produces. Televisions are a lot more advanced now, computers are becoming smaller and more powerful, and the latest cell phones are on the verge of being able to make a full breakfast with all of the things they are capable of! What some may not realize is that all of these things produce EMF’s, short for electromagnetic fields, which can potentially disrupt the feng shui of your home if there is too much circulating around. Today more than ever, those fields are bigger and stronger with the new development of technologies on a regular basis. Ever wonder how our ancestors were able to live and thrive without them? There is a reason why nature was their preferred entertainment of choice (with the exception of the fact that they hadn’t discovered technology yet..or so we know!). Because we also have our own electromagnetic field, you want to make sure that you reduce the ones in your home so that the energetic component of your body is not consistently bombarded.

What Kind of Air Are You Breathing?

Another important factor that affects our home health is the quality of air you breathe in. There are many contaminants that can potentially affect your air in a negative way. Do you have any pets? The dander from any pets you have can greatly affect the air in your home, not to mention that it can really aggravate your allergies if you aren’t taking precautions. However, do not get me wrong, I love animals!

Another culprit is mold and its partner-in-crime, dust. Most of the time, an individual may not even be aware that mold is accumulating in their homes and wreaking havoc in their system. So they don’t even realize that it is the source of their allergy flare-ups! This is because mold usually grows in dark and moist areas, which can include your ventilation systems if they’re not being tended to appropriately. Dust may be a little more visible, but can also stifle the air in your home as well. Have you dusted lately?

Décor Upheaval!

The last important factor that I want to share with you guys about your home health is how the layout, color, and design of the rooms of your house can affect your well-being as well. There have been many studies done that suggest that the design of a room can really affect the mood and energy levels of an individual. Let’s start with colors. Colors have the power to affect your mood and overall well-being. This is because those little universal guys are clever enough to carry certain energetic notes that are unique to each of them. For example, the color orange promotes feelings of warmth, uplifts in times of despair, and sparks creativity. To fully take advantage of using this color properly, it’s best to use it as accents in décor items like cushions. For some cool ideas for cushion styles, check out these cushions. The color purple is a calming color that calms the mind, balances emotions, and helps to keep us grounded. This color is a great addition to the bedroom!

How is your furniture arranged? What kind of décor have you used to compliment it? Your furniture should be arranged in a way that encourages an open and clear feeling, but you do not necessarily have to put everything against the wall. Regardless of the kind of atmosphere you are trying to convey with your décor, you want to make sure that it is being done in a way that is balanced and beneficial to your well-being. If you want a particular room to suggest your creative and intuitive side (maybe like an art studio), its best to add more floral designs, cushions, and wood accents. If you want to convey your strength and independence, using rounded shapes with marble accents will usually do the trick. Also, including wall décor that is brassy or stone would really help to complete the atmosphere you want. For some wall décor that may suit your fancy, check out these contemporary wall clocks.

Reducing the electromagnetic fields in your house, checking your air quality, and making sure your furniture and décor compliment you mentally and emotionally are among the many ways to make sure your environment is working for you and not against you. All of this talk about colors and designs has really inspired me to venture back out and find some more ideas on how to change up my home.Until next time!

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