De-clutter and organize your space to start creating a mindful home. From there, adding other mindful touches will make creating serenity easy.
Example of mindfulness includes brushing your teeth: Paying close attention to how the soapy water feels on your hands and each stroke of the toothbrush feels like. Or you could practice mindfulness during conversations by listening carefully with full attention while watching out for their body language and expressions.
Declutter and Organize
Cluttered homes reflect our minds, so one of the first steps toward creating a mindful living space is decluttering and organizing an environment. Once everything has its place it makes daily tasks such as cooking, cleaning and dressing easier to manage.
After you have decluttered, consider using your space to practice mindfulness in other ways. Instead of racing through weekly chores in order to get them finished quickly, make time for each task and give each its due consideration.
Integrating natural elements into your home can also create a tranquil ambiance. Consider adding earthy tones and indoor plants that promote wellness by filtering air, relieving stress levels and supporting sleep. Next, add soothing fragrance with scented candles or aromatherapy diffusers before setting an ambience with soothing music or the sound of raindrops to complete this peaceful atmosphere in your space.
Bring the Outdoors in
Deliberately taking time to appreciate nature can help ground you in the present. Houseplants and natural materials can add an energizing aspect to your space.
Mindfulness can be practiced anywhere – including your home – with exercises that engage all the senses. These may include tuning into physical sensations like how your shoes feel against your foot or whether your shoulders are tight; and deep listening exercises such as hearing close sounds such as breath before progressing onto further noises like fans or birds singing outside.
Kids can benefit from using cards as a creative outlet, drawing pictures that calm them, such as drinking water, breathing deeply, reading a book or hugging someone close. Bind the cards together so they have something tangible they can take with them whenever needed as a reminder.
Incorporate Natural Elements for Serenity
As natural materials add an earthy element that promotes serenity, including organic sheets and bedding in the bedroom, zen fountains in home offices or rooms adorned with rustic twigs and leaves, adding wood, bamboo or jute furniture and decor is one way to incorporate these materials. Not only is their appearance pleasing to the eyes; their materials also serve to calm them.
Another way to create an atmosphere of serenity in your home is through art collection that features landscapes or abstract pieces with positive messages, decor items with personal meaning, or soft lighting which helps reduce stress, improve productivity, promote a healthy circadian rhythm, or provide the backdrop for mindful meditation or other meditative activities in the home.
Create an Atmosphere of Calm
Every one of us can benefit from living in an environment that promotes our well-being, fosters mindfulness practices, and offers us space for meditation or other types of mindfulness practices. Not just what your home looks like is important – how it makes you feel is also key – there are easy ways you can turn any space into a serene retreat.
Use of decorative elements with symbolic meaning can also increase presence and focus, such as the lotus flower representing purity or the tree symbolizing strength and stability. Integrating different textures such as soft fabric tapestries or rough timber may help bring additional peace.
Finally, using soothing aromas through natural scented candles or aromatherapy oils is an effective way to promote calm and relaxation. Listening to soothing music – such as instrumental pieces or your favourite ’90s teeny bopper playlists – can also help stimulate brain dopamine release for added stress relief.