It’s easy to get caught up in today’s world and forget about focusing on yourself, but we are here to remind you of the importance of leading a healthy lifestyle by design. By following some of our advice, we hope to help you create a lifestyle that is suitable and beneficial to you.
When designing a healthy lifestyle, what better place to start than physical health. Now remember, when looking at physical health you must also focus on mental and emotional health, as they are equally important. Ways to help support your well-being can vary anywhere from getting enough sleep to having a group of friends. It has been said that those with strong social support systems in fact do lead healthier lives. Surround yourself with positive people by searching for and maintaining relationships that add value to your life.
When taking a look at design in the home, remember to create a space with an environment fit for you. If possible, incorporate recreational or fitness rooms into your home.
Perhaps you’ve considered green design but haven’t proceeded with it. We’re here to tell you that thanks to modern day innovation and creativity, living green could not be easier. Green design can improve both your home and your life in regards to energy savings, aesthetics and even health and wellness.
Something else to focus on incorporating into your life is colour. Colour truly has the power to restore your health physically, mentally and emotionally. When decorating your home remember that the colour of the room can radiate energy. Various colours are associated with different moods. Blue for example can be both soothing and healing, which might lead you to paint your bedroom blue in order to achieve easier relaxation. More bold colours such as red could be used in different rooms of the home, or can even be used as a focal point by painting one wall a louder colour. Find the colours that speak to you and bring your home to life by incorporating them where you see fit.
Now if you’re looking for an activity to do, something to consider would be gardening. By gardening you gain a sense of of appreciation for the earth and you do not need to have the greenest thumb around in order to be successful. Think of this as nurturing your outdoor space, and giving yourself the ability to eat fresh and organic foods. If planting your own garden isn’t for you, or you don’t have a yard, consider having a few small plants outside. This will give you the opportunity to get out and get some sun and fresh air.
Remember, it’s never too late to be inspired.
For more information and tips on how to make the switch to a healthier lifestyle, check out our other design resources such as our Home Wellness Kit for Health Enthusiasts.