In a world where we are often obsessed with the health of our bodies, we often look past the importance of a healthy home and workplace. Since we spend most of our time at both of these places, it makes sense that we should be health conscious of our environment. These health hacks are simple but efficient ways to clean up and cheer up the areas you spend your life in.
Of course…add some plants!
If you're looking for a virtually effortless action that can vastly improve your health, consider filling your home with air-filtering houseplants. Even if you keep your house sparkling clean, your furniture and upholstery can harbor germs and toxins that have been let into or grew from your house. Since plants are naturally air purifying, they can help clean up your air with no effort on your part.
Aside from the air purifying benefits, adding indoor plants to your home is visually appealing and stress relieving for your mind. The plants in your room can clean up the carbon dioxide emitted from you as you breathe, which means you could be getting sick less.
You could also consider getting plants that emit a pleasant fragrance, so the aromatherapy can calm you down or lift you up and send your brain a pleasant sensation.
Open the curtains
There's no doubt that you're feeling negative when you feel like you're living inside of a cave. When you try to escape the sunlight for so long, your body can slip into a vitamin D deficiency, causing Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). Seasonal affective disorder causes depression and sadness since chemicals that cause happiness (melatonin) are being deprived from your body.
By opening up the curtains in the windows, you are automatically adding a chemical reaction from your body that increases your mood.
Use background music
According to a study done at the University of Missouri, listening to music can improve people's moods and happiness significantly in only a couple of weeks.
If you want to increase the energy of the space, make a playlist of your favorite music and jam out throughout the day. Not only will you enjoy it, but plants have been scientifically proven to react and thrive when music is being played to them.
Ignore your E-mail
If you feel like your e-mail is never ending and you can't get a chance to catch up, consider walking away from it. By stepping away and allowing yourself some guilt-free free time, you're giving your mind a chance to refresh before it goes crazy.
There's no doubt that you need to keep the space around you clean and uplifting if you want to have a better mood all around. These healthy home and work hacks are simple ways you can apply them to your life immediately.
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