MELT AWAY STRESS AT HOME

MELT AWAY STRESS AT HOME

These fast fixes may turn your home into a stress-free retreat.

1) Drape a cozy throw over the sofa or across your bed; reach for it whenever you need warmth and reassurance. It will act as a serenity blanket, recreating comfort and safety that you enjoyed as a child.

2) Display cherished objects. A treasured possession of a favorite work of art is a symbol of safety and protection, producing a calm effect during times of stress.

3) Fill a corner with a comfy chair and use it exclusively for quiet contemplation. The chair will soon become a serenity signal, cueing your body and mind to relax.

4) Paint your bathroom blue. It is the most restorative space in your home, and painting it blue (or adding blue accents) will boost its therapeutic properties. Pale watery colors like blues and blue-greens are naturally soothing.