1) Plant a garden
Gardening is “so effective at combating depression, stress, and anxiety that it's often used in ‘horticultural therapy' at psychiatric hospitals," says Rodale's Organic Life. Pick food that "can also have an impact on your mood," they said, including "potent antidepressant foods and herbs" like Swiss chard, which is "packed with magnesium, a nutrient essential for the biochemical reactions in the brain that boost your energy levels.”
2) Bring plants inside
Houseplants bring better air quality, improved mood, reduced stress, improved production, better pain tolerance, and more! The Royal Horticultural Society says that “plants also trap and filter pollutants that are linked to thousands of deaths a year."
3) Add a water feature
Masterplan Landscape Design says that being near water reduces stress and that “as little as five minutes with nature can help reduce stress hormones, but being near water may have a stronger impact." These added water features will reduce stress but waterfalls will also keep your outdoor space cool!
4) Choose Your Wall Color Wisely
The color of your rooms can really affect how you sleep, eat, relax, etc. Color affects everyone differently so try out a color and see how it makes you feel. Maybe you don’t sleep so well in a red room so try a blue one? Have fun!
5) Feng Shui
Feng shui can come in many ways; one way by leaving your shoes, and metaphorically outside stress at the door. Another way might be de-cluttering, color therapy, or bringing nature indoors. Try bringing feng shui into your home today!