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Tips For Making Your Home Less Stressful


Your home is intended to be your safe space, a place where you can relax and unwind, a place where, if necessary, you can hide from the rest of the world. However, this place of comfort is not going to be the sanctuary you need it to be if it’s also just as stressful as anywhere else. If your home doesn’t give you the relief, you’re looking for compared to whatever is happening in the rest of your life, you’ll never have a chance to take a step away from the stress, and you could even become very unwell. With that in mind, read on to find out how to make your home a less stressful place. 

Remove Your Clocks 

Most people will have clocks in their homes. They might have a large clock on the living room wall, digital alarm clocks in the bedroom, and even clocks on the front of the oven or microwave. Time is everywhere. If this is the case and there are clocks in your home you can remove, it’s best to do just that and look at ways to donate them to charity so that you no longer have to worry about them. 


You’ll still be able to tell the time – after all, your computer, cellphone, and other electronic devices all have the time on them – but the fact that you no longer have a physical clock in the house is a good thing in terms of stress. The sound of a ticking clock, and its very presence in your home, means you are constantly aware of the passage of time, which can bring about stress. 



You might think that having lots of things around you in your home is going to be comforting, even cozy. The truth is that, even if you can have these items around and still keep them fairly tidy and manageable, it’s still going to be more stressful than if your home were a little emptier and, therefore, tidier. 


The best thing that you can do to reduce stress is to declutter. Simply go from room to room and remove anything that you no longer want or need. It might be clothes that don’t fitthe furniture you don’t like, or broken things that you just haven’t got round to throwing out. It could be anything. If it’s not of any use to you, then it can go. At the very least, it can be boxed up and stored in the garage or attic. 


Once most of the clutter is gone, you can have a much cleaner and neater house, helping your stress levels reduce. You might not even have noticed that the mess was causing stress, but once it’s gone, you’ll see how much better you feel. 


Use Natural Light 

Natural sunlight is hugely beneficial when it comes to reducing stress. The more natural light you can bring into your home, the better it will be for you. In addition, you’ll receive a boost of vitamin D, and this is fantastic since it will help regulate your calcium levels, giving you stronger teeth, bones, and hair. 


On top of this, sunlight improves mood, and this is a great way to reduce stress and give you a more positive outlook on life.