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Creating a Peaceful Environment in Your Apartment

While you may not be able to control a stressful work environment, driving headaches and other problems, it is easy to use Zen to create a peaceful environment in your apartment. Applying just a few basic guidelines will help bring down you and your family’s stress levels after a long day. In fact, many people report that they notice fewer family feuds after using Zen in their environment.

Use Plants

Plants are a wonderful way to reconnect with nature. Psychologists know that using plants helps one feel calmer. They also help improve indoor air quality. Pick out the perfect location in every room to add a plant or two. If you do not have a green thumb, then consider options like the Chinese evergreen or a jade plant. If you are convinced that you would kill even that, then consider air plants as they require only an occasional soaking to stay alive.

Make Colors Work for You

Psychological studies show that surrounding yourself with certain colors can have a very calming effect. Many people surround themselves with blue at home, as scientists have discovered that looking at blue creates a special chemical reaction in the body that can help you calm down. There are other great options including pink, yellow and green. Consider sticking with lighter shades to get the calming effect. While you may not be able to paint the walls in your apartment in Jacksonville, FL. there are other ways to incorporate color including artwork, accent pillows, and area rugs.

Add a Special Scent

For many thousands of years, people have been relying on special scents to help them relax. One of the best to use in your bedroom to encourage sleep is lavender. There are other options available, like ylng-yang and rose. You can use them in a diffuser, put a few drops on a napkin and stick it somewhere or create your own potpourri.

Keep Only the Things You Love

You should love all the knickknacks and other special items in your home. If you do not, then it is time to get rid of it. Most people find that the fewer items that they own, the happier that they are, so make space for three big piles in your apartment in Jacksonville, FL. Put those things that you want to keep in one pile, those things you want to throw away in another and those things you want to give away in another. Once you have everything in your apartment sorted, then it is time to move to the apartments at Gran Bay since you already have everything sorted and ready to pack.

Creating a calm environment at home using Zen principles is a great way to encourage your body to relax and prepare for the next day. Get started putting these principles to work in your life today.