15 Ways to Turn Your Home into A Self-Care Sanctuary

During the COVID-19 pandemic, daily routines have shifted to adapt to a lockdown lifestyle. Our homes have transformed to provide entertainment, professional atmospheres, and personal getaways. In order to stay productive and present, creating a safe, stress-free environment is the way to go. If you’re spending more time in the house than you have in the past, consider turning your home into a sanctuary to support mental and physical health.

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Pay attention to what goes on at home

Chances are, your family is also trying to adapt to new routines and a quarantined lifestyle. Juggling childcare, work responsibilities, and daily chores can put stress on the entire household. Relieve pressure by being mindful of your home’s inner workings.

  • Be protective of your time: If multiple people are working from home, create designated time slots and spaces for uninterrupted productivity.
  • Make cleaning a priority: When you spend a lot of time indoors, clutter and mess can build up quickly. A clean home can do wonders for mental health.
  • Focus on lighting and decor: Looking for a quarantine project? Try freshening up a room with a new coat of paint, new curtains, or accent pillows — it might lift your mood as well.

Emphasize self-care

It’s okay to feel stressed about work or personal issues even when you haven’t left the house for a while. Your home should always be a safe place to decompress. If you can’t go out for a drink or a massage is not an option, look for other ways to destress.

  • Buy new bath towels and sheets: Replacing linens can result in more restful sleep and clearer skin.
  • Invest in yourself: Don’t neglect relaxation. Find ways to relax, such as with retail therapy, silk PJs, comfort meals, or long soaks in the tub.
  • Stay active: Take a walk around the neighborhood or start an at-home workout routine.

The pandemic has caused many people to transform their homes into multipurpose spaces that promote self-care while also encouraging productivity. Decluttering rooms, adding plants, welcoming natural light, and making your surroundings more comfortable can create a new routine of relaxation and inspiration. For more ways to bring calm to your home, check out the accompanying infographic.

Author bio: Excited to share her love of home design and décor with readers, Jaclyn Crawford started with ImproveNet in 2016. As a staff writer, she enjoys chronicling the latest trends and ways you can make your home the loveliest it can be. You may also find her in ImproveNet videos, sharing tips and trends for your home.

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