Dread Returning Home From Vacation?

by The Farm Mechanic

We’ve all experienced the dread that creeps in when returning home from vacation. Did you ever think how it has more to do with just getting “back to reality"? There is a way to help combat that feeling by bringing a resort atmosphere to your home environment. Bonus – it will have a positive impact on your mental well-being.

Read on for some ideas to help create that relaxing and rejuvenating atmosphere you experience while on vacation:

1. Create a serene and clutter-free space: Clearing out unnecessary clutter and creating an organized and tidy environment (Hey, Marie Kondo!) can help create the sense of calm and tranquility you experience while on vacation. Consider minimalist design principles and opt for clean lines and uncluttered spaces.

2. Incorporate natural elements: Bring nature indoors by adding plants, flowers, or even a small indoor garden. Natural elements have a soothing effect on our minds and can help create a resort-like atmosphere. Using natural materials like wood, stone, or bamboo in your décor further enhances your connection to nature.

3. Use calming colors and textures: Choose a color palette that promotes relaxation and tranquility. Soft, neutral colors like whites, beiges, and pastels create a serene atmosphere. Additionally, incorporating soft and cozy textures in your furnishings, such as plush rugs, comfortable cushions and soft blankets soothes the soul.

4. Design a cozy outdoor space: If you have a backyard or balcony, create an outdoor oasis where you can relax, unwind and have a great time with friends and family alike. Invest in quality, comfortable outdoor furniture, add some ambient lighting and surround yourself with greenery and flowers. This allows you to enjoy the benefits of a resort-like experience while staying in the comfort of your own home.

Remember, the key is to create an environment that promotes relaxation, tranquility and a sense of escape. By incorporating these elements, you can transform your home into a personal retreat that positively impacts your mental well-being. How do you create your space for optimal mental health?