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How To Love Life At Home

How To Love Life At Home

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The coronavirus revealed a lot of things, including the relationship that we have with our homes. Many people discovered that, when it came down to it, they were not as enamoured with their property as they would like to be. And given how much a house costs these days, that’s a shame. While there’s much to love about the outside world, we should always work to ensure that we like being at home. After all, when the temperatures dip or the rain settles in, that’s where we’ll have to be. So we may as well enjoy being there!

In this blog, we’re going to look at a handful of ways that you can nudge your property in the right direction. Take all our tips on board, and you might just find that it has become your favourite place on earth!

Big On Comfort

How comfortable is your home? Some people know how to invest in their home’s comfort credentials, but that’s not true for everyone. You’ll love those rainy days if you have a space that really allows you to sink into comfort. There are plenty of ways to do this, including upgrading your couch, adding more pillows and throws, and also investing in comfortable clothing. There really aren’t too many things better than having a lazy day indoors!

Pet Love

What could be better than curling up on the couch with a fluffy animal by your side? Not too many things! Once you’ve got a pet in your life, spending an evening at home will be much more appealing. Indeed, you might prefer to stay home, rather than go out on the town. If you think you’re in a position to get a dog, then go ahead. There are websites where you can find an Australian Cobberdog for sale, so you could have a dog in your house pretty soon. An Australian Cobberdog is a good breed for homeowners because they’re easy to train, which means less mess in your house. 

Deep Relaxation

The outside world can be chaotic. Fun, but chaotic. If you’re going to have the energy you need to live life to the fullest, then you’ll need to have a place to relax. You can push your home towards becoming a truly relaxing place by making a few adjustments. For instance, limiting the annoying aspects (such as reducing the noise from the street, filing faulty appliances) and putting together a relaxation space. This can be a spot with incense, no screens, a nice view of the world, things like that.

Know Thy Neighbours

Finally, remember that your house doesn’t exist in a vacuum. Unless you’re living in a really remote area, then you’ll have neighbours by your side. You’ll feel much more at home — not to mention safer — if you take the time to get to know your neighbours. Could you host a BBQ for the street? You won’t be best friends with everyone that lives around you, but there are plenty of advantages to knowing who they are.

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What Is Hindering Your Relaxation Time At Home?

What Is Hindering Your Relaxation Time At Home?

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We all need time to relax at home as it’s our opportunity to de-stress ourselves from the various pressures that we have in our lives.

There are all kinds of ways to relax and unwind, whether it’s settling in for an evening in front of the TV, taking a long hot bath, or sitting down with one of our favourite hobbies. You will have your own relaxation ideas too. 

But is there anything hindering your relaxation time? If there is, you should do what you can to overcome them as your health and wellbeing could be at risk if you aren’t able to chill out at home. 

Let’s take a look at some common hindrances.

Family members

You love your family, of course, but with their various demands on your time, it might be difficult to relax fully at home. What can you do about it? Well, you could schedule your relaxation time for those moments in the day when they aren’t a hindrance, such as when they are at school, at work, or in bed. 

If your children are old enough to look after themselves, you could also retreat to another room for some valuable me-time. 

And if you’re able to call on the help of friends and relatives, you could call on their services for play dates and childminding to give you more time to relax on your own. 

Neighbours

Are your neighbours always popping by for a cup of tea? Do you catch them peeking through your windows when you’re relaxing in your conservatory or living room? If so, do what you can to regain your privacy. 

Simply tell them you’re not available for socialising when you’re in desperate need of chill-out time. 

And to block out your nosey neighbours, purchase something from outdoor blinds specialists or your local curtain stores to ensure your privacy. This latter point will also prevent your chatty neighbours from seeing that you are in. 

Clutter

You might find it hard to relax when your room is cluttered. This could be because of the knowledge that you will have to tidy up eventually. And it might also be because the sight of objects out of place drives you to distraction! 

The answer is obvious, of course. You need to conquer your clutter problem. There are ideas in the linked article so have a read and regain your relaxation space!

Busyness

Sorry to say it but it might be that you are hindering your relaxation time. If you’re forever on your toes, you are never going to experience the benefits of rest

Perhaps you’re always tidying up and doing other household chores. Or you might be out of the house socialising every night of the week. It might also be that your schedule is packed with other things you like to do (or in some cases hate doing). 

Whatever the reason for your busyness, you need to stop! Enlist help with your household chores and remember that your home doesn’t have to be perfect! Cut back on your social life if you are never at home. And take a long hard look at your schedule before cutting out anything that isn’t necessary. By taking these steps, you will have time to relax at home. 

So, what is hindering your relaxation time? We have only touched on a few hindrances but if there is anything else getting in your way, continue to look for solutions. You will have more time to rest if you do and as a consequence, you will do much to care for both your physical and your mental health.