How to Create a Healthy Home to Reduce Your Anxiety

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We can't ignore how our homes impact our well-being. Our mental and physical well-being are interwoven and affected by the environment we live in. Something as minute as lack of natural light or cluttered space can make you anxious. We want a home that makes us feel safe, in control, and can also calm us down. A home that’s healthy, harmonious, and gives us peace of mind. Look into these ideas to make your home more healthy and calming. 

Declutter Your Home 

Clutter creates chaos in our minds. It contributes to stress and anxiety. How can you relax if you keep seeing into clutter every time you walk into a different room in your home. Decluttering your home creates a relaxing and calming environment. Studies have demonstrated that tidiness makes you feel more relaxed, happier, and in control of your life. Orderly homes are linked to healthier choices, promote productiveness, and enhance physical and mental well-being. Besides, tossing out any item that you don't use or doesn’t fit in your home makes you feel empowered. Make the process less stressful by starting with small spaces. You can begin by clearing your cabinets or drawers. Don’t do it with perfection in mind. Do it gradually and tuck away or donate items you don’t use. 

Provide Your Home with an Endless Supply of Purified Water 

Your city treats water before pumping it into our homes. However, you’d want to be sure that the water supplied into your home is clean and completely free of any harmful substance. Add water filters to your house to eliminate any contaminant present in the water pumped into your home. Water filters eliminate any harmful or unwanted substances like chlorine and lead, that find their way into the water in our homes. You can relax and enjoy pure and safe drinking, bathing, and cleaning water by installing water filters in your home. 

Use Natural Paints On Your Walls

The paint you choose for your walls will affect your physical and mental health. The wall paints we use contain lots of hazardous chemicals, although many companies have cleaned up their pain formulas, some still might have volatile organic compounds (VOCs). They can cause serious health issues and you may notice a headache or runny eyes when you use them. The VOCs may cause hormone, central nervous system, respiratory, or kidney issues. Minimize VOCs in your home by switching to natural paints. While at it, consider painting your walls with colors that creates a calming feel in your home. Paint your walls with lighter and cheerful colors to create an environment that radiates a happier mood.     

Light Up Your Home 

Consider upgrades that shower your home with sprinkles of natural light. Keep your windows clean to let as much natural light in as possible. A brightly lit home makes one feel energetic without tiring your eyes. On top of that, brightly lit spaces stimulate our brains by increasing serotonin levels in our brains. Our bodies respond positively to natural daylight. When you enter into a space and feel invigorated, there is a high chance your body reacted positively to good lighting. Remember to also balance out the lighting in your home. As much as our bodies benefit from natural light, we need darkness to relax and sleep. Create reflective surfaces to bounce as much natural light as possible. 

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Mark Out a Workout Area in Your Home

Our fast-paced lives have contributed to sedentary lifestyles and physical inactivity. Creating and delineating a workout area can help you create an atmosphere and space that inspire physical activity. You don’t need lots of money or space to renovate, create, and style a home gym. Some of the exercises that keep your heart revved up don’t require too much space. Marking out a space and defining it as a workout area keeps you motivated. You can add plants and candle lights to set up the right mood when working out. Mirror your workout by adding a mirror or two in your workout space which can be so helpful for monitoring form when using weights or doing yoga poses.

Bottom Line

A tidy home and one focused on enhancing a healthy lifestyle keeps worries at bay. 

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Lisa Roth Collins is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist (RHN) and is the Marketing Manager at She is passionate about health and wellness and tries her best to make healthier choices every day for herself and her family. Her journey to natural health was driven by her own struggles with digestive discomfort, depression, and anxiety. Lisa returned to school in 2014 to study nutrition at the Canadian School for Natural Nutrition. She threw herself into her studies so she could learn as much as she could to help herself feel better and thrive. Upon completing the program and being certified as an RHN, Lisa began her work at Naturally Savvy where she has been able to help so many people learn to make healthier choices for themselves. Through her work, she has connected with so many incredible people in the industry whether other authors, influencers, or brands. Plus, she is affectionately known as "Techie Spice" because of her ability to wrap her head around technology. Every day she gets up with a renewed sense of energy and ready to make a difference. You can read all of Lisa's content here. In her spare time, Lisa loves to try new recipes, make delicious and nourishing meals, and she is an avid reader. For more information about Lisa, check out her profile on here.