Tips on feeling Joy in small ways at HOME
Get Closer To Nature
Welcome feathered friends by installing a bird feeder or birdbath outside your favourite window. A study found that being surrounded by birds improves mental health.
Commit To A Task
Schedule an hour a week to tackle a small project that never seems to get done in your home such as clean out a hall closet or clean out under a sink or a pile of papers. One job each week for one hour can reduce stress of always thinking about it but never getting it done.
Create Your Oasis
If you like to bath, fill the tub with quality bath oils and lots of Epson salt, add some candles, soft music, and relax without interruption or guilt-make it feel like an escape to a spa in your own home.
Plan a date night with your partner and romance the surroundings with a special dinner with a beautifully set table, candles, flowers, centrepiece, pick a favourite meal have it picked up, delivered or prepare together. Enjoy time with no distractions like television, phones, computers, kids, or pets. Dress for romance like you were on a date.
Make Time For You
Stay in bed longer or go to bed earlier and cuddle with pillows, duvet and either read, meditate, or converse with your partner for several hours. You could make this happen morning, middle of day or early evening. You must plan ahead so a babysitter or work or other disturbances are avoided.