Now that summertime is over and our days are get shorter, we might start to feel a little SAD.
Meaning, were more likely to come down withseasonal affective disorder, a mood disorder characterized by depression that develops when the seasons change. It starts and aims about the same time every year.
With less sunshine and more holiday-related stress, people tend to start feeling blue. And when they do, some of them might start thinking about taking vitamins, supplements and other products to boost their moods.
But sometimes, the fixing needs to happen on the outside and within your environment.
Here are some options that dont involve medication, tea or anything you haveto ingest. You can help ease your nervousnes, stress or depression simply by placing these objects at home or at work.
1. Fresh Lavender
When it comes to stress, lavender has mystical powers.
When I say mystical, I mean its known to help with insomnia, emotionalstress and physical pain.
Even if you dont have access to fresh lavender, you can find it in soaps, petroleums, teas and lotions.
You can use lavender essential petroleum like Body Wonders Therapeutic Grade oil by rubbing some on your palms and inhaling. You can also rub some on your inner wrists or temples.
To help you sleep better at night, you can also rub some on your pillow.
2. Himalayan Rock Salt Lamps
Aside from dedicating off a relaxing, warm glow, Himalayan rock salt lamps can cleanse the air in your space.
Heres how: These salt lamps attract water molecules in the airand then trap the pollen, clay, smoke particles and dust carried in the vapor. After these particles are trapped in the salt, clean water is released to purify the air.
Cleaner air in your home can make you feel less tired and drowsy.
These lamps are also thought to help increase serotonin( the happy hormone) levels in your body, but more research needs to be done on that claim.
And a cool thing about this brand of Himalayan rock salt lampsis, eachone looks totally different.
3. Essential Oil Diffusers
Essential oil diffusers come in many different forms, but this one can provide your space with a relaxing fragrance and glow as well as act as a humidifier. No one likes dry, stuffy and bad-smelling air.
Diffusing essential oils with products like this portable one is known to help with stress, sleep and energy levels.
Popular odors include lavender( obviously ), lemongrass, peppermint and rosemary.
Candles are an easy addition to any room. Personally, candles are a go-to when it is necessary to making my bedroom a calming and relaxing space.
Specific smells that are known to soothe stress aside from lavender are vanilla, chamomile and sandalwood. Of course, some candles are harsh to the snout, but candles stimulated for aromatherapy like these ones should do the trick.
Candlelight can also promote a calming impact, as its associated with relaxation, spirituality and warmth.
Obviously, you have to be more careful with candlesbecause of, you know, open flames. But trust me, its worth it.
5. A Comfort Object
Obviously, were not always at home, so its good to have objects to soothe you down on the go, like a consolation object.
This can be anything small enough to fit in your pocket, purse or knapsack. It can be a stress ball, a rock or a small, stuffed toy.
Whenever you feel emphasized, anxious or depressed, you should interact with this object by touching it or looking at it.
The idea is that youre focusing your intellect on something other than your negative impressions, hence decreasing your anxiety.
If youre not into using an essential petroleum diffuser or rock salt lamp to perk up your living space, specific types of houseplants can also serve the same purpose.
For example, aloe vera is exceedingly efficient when it is necessary to purifying air.Even NASA listed it as one of the top air-improving plants.
At night, it emits oxygen, which can help improve the quality of your sleep. Plus, its handy to have in your home since it can be used as a topical treatment for small burns, cuts, dry skin and bug bites.
It doesnt require a ton of care or frequent watering, but it needs to sit by a window to get as much sunlight as possible.
Another lovely plant that they are able to cheer up any living space is the peace lily. It purifies theair by filtering out harmful toxins like benzene, formaldehyde and trichloroethylene.
This plant is also like a natural humidifier with the ability to boost a rooms humidity by up to 5 percentage. Like aloe vera, it doesnt need that much care. The peace lily needs watering once a week and should sit in a shady spot.
7. A Microwavable Corn Bag
One of my best friends had a corn purse in college, which she called a corn sack.
Whenever Id borrow it, Id feel very calm holding it on my lap while working or only hanging out and talking.
The corn bag works like a heating pad or hot water bottle, but its much easier to use.
You can place it around your shoulders or lower back to relief as well.
Getting one like this to pop in your microwave wont break the bank either, which is just one less thing to stress about.
Beating seasonal affective disorder and the winter blues will be a lot easier once you alter your environment.These are just a few ways to build your space more comfy, greeting and pure.
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