5 Ways On How To Make Your Bedroom A Haven For Self-Care
We often take our bedrooms for granted when it should be treated like a haven for rest, relaxation, and self-love and care. Check out our tips for creating a room that enables you to feel good—inside and out, everyday!
Did you know that the average person will spend 26 years of his or her life sleeping? According to Dreams, those 26 years we spend in bed actually sleeping is vital to good health as it boosts our mental health, improves physical wellbeing, aids in immunity, weight regulation, and even fertility!
Now how many of us aren't getting proper sleep? Chances are, a huge chunk of the population aren't, suffering from things like insomnia. Did you know that your room is a huge factor in sleep quality? Now that we already know how important sleep is, it's time to take a second look at our bedrooms and see if it is in fact serving us or doing the opposite.
We spend a lot of time in our bedrooms—it is one of those private places where we can truly be ourselves, lay back, and let go of the day's worries. But what if our bedroom is a chaotic mess? Little do we know that it may be doing us more harm than good.
But don't fret! A few doable tweaks can totally turn it around, and in no time, you'll soon be enjoying a bedroom that enables you to take better care of yourself. You might not even want to leave anymore! We've come up with a few tips you can try this weekend, to get you on track:
We get it. Some things are too valuable to throw out, some hold sentimental value, and some you just really want to keep around. But accumulating clutter in your bedroom can mess with your relaxation mode, and can often leave you distracted when you don't need to be.
Take one weekend to go through your things in the room and examine which ones ought to be kept in boxes, or stored properly on shelves. This way you are also teaching your brain to declutter, and create outer order to promote inner calm. No one likes things like dirty laundry, piles of paper, or old receipts and other useless things hanging around the room—so might as well get rid of them once and for all!
Check your pillows, mattress, and beddings.
Create the best sleep by doing it in a bed that feels right, and promotes the best, deepest sleep. Your body will thank you for it!
Create a relaxing mood.
We might not know it but we can create a relaxing mood. You don't have to check into a hotel to get that vibe. With a few tweaks, you'll totally be on your way to a more relaxing, self-care worthy bedroom you wouldn't want to leave. I personally love creating a relaxing mood when I get home. I dim the lights, turn the air conditioner on, drop some essential oil in my diffuser or light a scented candle, play relaxing jazz music, bring out my crystals, and listen to an enlightening podcast.
These little things definitely promote a time to unwind and de-stress from the long day that was. If we are so used to turning on the TV on full-blast, having distracting white fluorescent lights on, and having clutter all around in the bedroom, it's high time we rethink this and do some quick changes this weekend!
Add fresh flowers or plants.
Did you know that adding live plants and fresh flowers brings good energy into a room? According to feng shui principles, avoiding fake plant and switching them for live ones promotes vibrant energy into a space. And you have to admit—they're much more prettier to look at! According to a My Domaine article, "We are wired to feel at ease in the company of nature."
Love the room you're in.
At the end of the day, you must love the room you're in. What a tragedy it is to be staying in a bedroom you don't have any love for, or worse—hate. Take the liberty to redesign your room the way you actually want it to look and feel, and get rid of what, in Marie Kondo's words, does not 'spark joy'. Your bedroom correlates to your mental and physical health, as the quality of your sleep relies on it. This year, make it a point to put more effort into promoting self-care in your very own space, and eventually it will naturally trickle down to all other aspects of your life!
Good night, and sleep tight!