Redesigning your home usually consists of looking into what style, what colour scheme and what new furniture you want. However, if you are redecorating your home then have you considered how these changes can impact your mental state? More specifically, how this can impact yours and your families mindfulness.
We are here to help with this and guide you through just how significant mindfulness is and how to implement it in your home. Mental Health within the UK has never been more important than it is right now. If you wish to find out more about UK Mental Health then click below to jump to
We took it upon ourselves to talk to many different interior experts in order to find out how to improve mindfulness at home. But before we did this, we wanted to know what exactly mindfulness means..
So, what is mindfulness? Well, the NHS defines this as –
“Paying more attention to the present moment – to your own thoughts and feelings, and to the world around you which can improve your mental well-being.”
It is the practice of being able to manage thoughts and feelings in a positive and profound way. According to The Mental Health Foundation, anxiety and depression are the two most common mental health issues within the UK and our busy, modern lives could be contributing to this.
Through the practicing of mindfulness you can become more aware of what is happening in your life in the present moment. It can help you to become more aware of your thoughts, feelings and body sensations which can then help you to stop being so overwhelmed by them, and instead manage them efficiently.
Most people think that to improve mindfulness you need to meditate, take yoga classes and go for long walks, and although these all do help, they aren’t the only way you can improve mental health. What a lot of us don’t realise is that you can actually make small changes to your home to help with this too. Interior design, be it new furniture, colour schemes or windows and doors, can have a truly large impact on mindfulness.
Whether you live alone or with your families and friends, there are many different things you can do to help turn your home into a calmer and more serene environment. One of the most popular ways in which to improve this at home is by increasing the amount of natural light that floods each room. Whether you invest in new double glazing windows and add more light or look at your homes colour scheme, there are many different ways you can make your home a place of calm, relaxation able to improve yours and your families mindfulness.
In order to cover all of the ways in which you can turn your home into a place of calm and happy mindfulness, we got in touch with 13 experts in different industries and asked for their thoughts. Here is what they had to say –
11 Facts about UK Mental Health that will surprise you.
Through implementing small changes in your home, such as double glazed windows or just a quiet room to relax, you can improve mental health for you, your family and your friends. To find out more about mental health in the UK please check out the infographic below: