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Blogmas D’18: 3 Ways Your Room Can Improve Your Mental Health

Recently, I’ve realised that one of the things I look forward to in a day is when I get back from work/school, go straight to my room and just throwing myself onto my bed. Then I slowly realized that repeating this pattern of “Leaving my room the way I would want to meet it” everyday, began to improve my health mentally.

A psychologist at Mind Balance in Hong Kong’s Central district named Dr. Esslin Terrighena stated that messy and cluttered surroundings could overwhelm us in many ways. When our surroundings are cluttered, it can also affect our anxiety levels, sleep, ability to focus, and even make us feel less productive.

My room is my favorite place in the house and it definitely relieves my mind after a stressful day or something whenever I’m upset. Our rooms definitely have an influence on our mental health and with my little knowledge, I’ve decided to share how they’re able to do that.

Always Leave Your Room Organized

Before you leave your room, always make sure everything is where it’s supposed to be. You don’t want to get back after a really stressful day to find heap of clothes on the bed, your brush on the floor or your wardrobe open. That adds to your stress levels, really.

I love coming back from work, taking off my shoes and just lying on my bed for about 10mins. I wouldn’t be able to do that if my bed is in a scattered state. You get me?

Ventilation Matters

I never understood why people are so particular about having cross ventilated rooms but now I do.

There’s a certain peace that baths you when you walk into a airy room, let alone YOUR airy room.

Being in a stuffy room is never good for your mind.

In RM’s recent vlog, he mentioned that he always ventilates his house immediately he gets up. If not, it puts him in a bad mood and I think it’s true.

Lighting

I think the lighting of your room at certain times matter.

Leaving your curtains open during the day to let natural light in is great, even during your afternoon naps.

Dim lights are important in the evening. So candle or neon lights is a great way to let your body know that nighttime is upon us. Just like how your phone dims the screen light once it’s 10pm (or whatever time you set). These kind of lights are usually sleep inducing too so if you’re finding it hard to sleep, you should probably try this. It MIGHT help

I got back from school yesterday and I didn’t realize how much I missed my room till I entered. Today, I restyled my room to give it a new look and it feels so good so I had to share.

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