As we head toward several more weeks spent indoors, it’s hard not to begin to view and value our homes differently. Our dwelling can be a haven that nurtures our mind, body and soul. We’ve had to let go of some control and take life moment by moment, day by day.
For some people, that may be instinctual, but for others, it’s a huge adjustment. By focusing on wellness, we can ease our anxieties about what’s going on in the world. By transforming our indoor environment into a serene sanctuary, we can also soothe our restless minds.
Color Me Calm:
The psychology of color indicates that hues that are “less saturated, but bright” are relaxing (Psychology Today). Surround yourself with shades that bring you joy, like our Farm to Home colors, created with low-impact inks and dyes. (Colors below, from left to right: Seafoam, Lavender, Cloud, Sky, Stone, and Sand)
Home Sweet Organic Home:
The home textiles we choose have an even bigger impact on our health now that our primary living environment is indoors. We have enough weighing on our minds; by choosing organic fibers, we can transform our home into a cozy nest of security by lifting one less worry from our shoulders. We can rest well knowing our homes are safe-- free from flame retardants, toxic chemicals and heavy metals. Certified organic means pure comfort and ease, inside and out.
A Truly Good Night’s Sleep:
Choosing an organic mattress and bedding benefits us in ways that go beyond the surface. Organic latex, cotton, and wool prevent bacteria and mold from growing in mattresses by naturally regulating temperature, therefore reducing the amount that we sweat and improving our quality of sleep. In turn, good sleep benefits our immune systems, not to mention our brain function and stress management.
Let the Light Shine In:
It’s becoming harder to disconnect digitally. That said, we need blue light breaks. As hard as it might be, try plugging your phone overnight out of arm’s reach and eating meals with it out of sight. Our eyes need a break. On that note, make sure to open the blinds and allow in as much natural light as possible. Exposure to natural light helps our sleep, lowers stress levels and reduces the risk of depression.What we put against our skin is as important as the food we put in our bodies. Our skin is our largest organ and primary organ for absorption. Stay well through and through by creating a home that supports your body, mind, and soul.
How are you benefiting from your home's indoor environment? Please share your favorite ways to #stayhome and #staywell! Join the conversation on social or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.