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The ultimate guide to making your home happier - CNN Underscored

February 18, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.

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Of course, joy looks and feels differently to every human. However, there are some universal ways to interject calm, color and bliss into your abode.

By chatting with a plethora of experts — from life coaches and home organizers to nutritionists, doctors and therapists — we have gathered the ultimate ways to make your home a place you want to be.

“You think you need more grounding energy, then go for kale, purple cabbage and carrots. ” She recommends trying various color combinations and see which ones make you the happiest and taste the best.

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“This can be cut stems that you put in your home, flowering plants that you put in multiple rooms or a small garden that you grow outside or on your windowsill,” she suggests.

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When we feel connected and part of a community, we boost our mental resilience and toughness, as well as our mood,” she explains.

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Alternatively, Schewitz says that adding a crystal to your home office or bedroom nightstand is both a nice decorative touch and serves as a reminder of the state of mind you’re trying to create when in that area of your home.

Throw a splash of color or some smiling sloths up to remind you that it is a good time to slow down,” she continues.

And, hey… if it makes you happy, then go for it. ”

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To begin, make a list of your current aspirations and then assess how your home helps — or hinders — you from achieving these dreams, suggests Rebecca West, the author of “Happy Starts at Home. ” If you want to write a novel, you should have a designed writing corner.

“This kind of exercise can help you understand the why behind your projects and make sure that you are spending your energy and money wisely as you make changes to your home,” she adds.

Looking at and using items you love sparks joy and gives you a happier experience in your home,” she says.

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“Having a dedicated work area that you can use every day and then break down at the end of your workday is highly therapeutic and promotes work-life balance, which is more important than ever,” explains licensed clinical social worker Hillary Schoninger.

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