In today’s increasingly busy world, one where multi-tasking and mobile devices threaten to dominate our everyday lives, it’s more important than ever to take some time for ourselves and detach from life’s demands. This is a time for practicing mindfulness, which means having a clear awareness of our thoughts and feelings and of our immediate environment, shutting out all past and future distractions and simply embracing the present moment.
We all need to take a few moments every day to properly experience mindfulness, as these few minutes of serenity can be enough to let go of the pent-up stress from our hectic daily routines. Giving a short time each day to practicing mindfulness will ease our anxieties, free us of negative thoughts, boost our immune system and facilitate a better quality of sleep. In turn, we will feel far more energized and motivated when waking up the next morning.
As this infographic from EZ Living Interiors shows, a simple way to promote mindfulness is through interior design. It is very easy to arrange your home in a way that, as soon as you enter the front door, you can immediately feel more relaxed. A clutter-free environment with an abundance of natural light effortlessly creates positive energy and enhances a sense of mindfulness. Choose soft, neutral color tones for your décor, as this will help to achieve a mood of calm and serenity. Embellish your home with nature by incorporating plants into your décor and using sensuous natural fragrances. Best of all, establish a defined space for meditation and relaxation, a room that you’ll quickly associate with practicing mindfulness and switching off from the pressures of the outside world.
Last year, Pinterest reported a 248% increase in search demand for ‘mindfulness’ in its home décor category, which suggests that the modern homeowner places great value in creating a mindful interior. You can pick up some fantastic tips on mindfulness in interior design in the infographic above.
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Amy Puchaty is a luxury real estate writer and communications specialist whose marketing campaigns and copywriting work have appeared in numerous print and digital publications including The Wall Street Journal, Architectural Digest, Inman News, The Denver Post, and Dallas Business Journal. Why Amy Puchaty? Because it’s selling season. Follow Amy at www.amypuchaty.com #AtHomeWithAmy #AmyPuchaty #LuxuryRealEstateWriter
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