Whether it’s eating better, changing locations, or going back to school sometimes it pays to make a serious change in life. This stepping out of the comfort zone not only builds character but can open a person up to new experiences where previously unused talents lead to much needed fulfillment.
For success a positive outlook, faith in yourself, and hard work are all parts of the puzzle but one of the things that drives these motivating factors most is an open and orderly living space.
Why is this so essential?
Because there’s a lot of fear attached to changing directions yet providing a nurturing environment to reflect on each step of the way is one of the keys to driving progress and self discipline.
After all, trying to reach goals in the midst of chaos can be extremely distracting and physiologically weighty.
That being the case, since spring is a time of renewal and people are energized to try something new consider some of the following tips for fostering a healthier personal setting so new goals can be actualized as the seasons begin to change.
One of the first priorities in cultivating a nurturing home is making sure the air isn’t heavy, stale, or contain unhealthy particles. That’s because when the breathing space is negatively affected so are things like sleep, composure, and creativity.
There are many avenues towards better air quality but some of the most common include:
Central air: Filters on central air systems should be replaced or cleaned regularly throughout the year. That being the case if you live in a place like Saint Paul, Minnesota inspections should be done regularly and in most case don’t need an HVAC professional.
Window panes: Wipe down window panes and screens which collect dust particles ready to enter the home. This is especially true in drier regions where dust is naturally in the air in greater amounts or in cities where the air carries a lot of pollution. Washing curtains periodically can also help stave off dirty air.
Be a Minimalist
We’ve all been to museums and are familiar with that feeling when walking into a room with a display. Usually there’s enough space to review a sculpture, painting, or artifact without distractions and from different angles.
Our homes should be warmer spaces than museums but a hint of that minimalist touch can go a long way towards creating a calming atmosphere that is easy to maintain.
This means, of course, keeping what’s necessary and letting go of everything else but most objects that come into our lives are mainly taking up space anyways. Early spring is a great time to make the case for parting with old and unused possessions in order for the home to be a more wholesome place for moving forward in life.
Being a minimalist doesn’t mean clutter won’t sprout up here and there and when it does it can wreak havoc. Sometimes it grows slowly over time and because the process is gradual it may take a while before recognizing how serious it is.
Keeping clutter to a minimum isn’t always easy, though. If you find clutter is a perpetual issue designate a bin for each room where it can be dumped but try not to wait till it’s overflowing to go through it. Take thirty minutes once a week and go bin hopping through the home emptying, sorting, and clearing up.
About the Author: Jakob Barry is a green living journalist for Networx.com. Networx.com helps homeowners save time, money and frustration by connecting them with home improvement professionals. From plumbers and roofers to heating contractors and handymen, Networx simplifies the process of locating a reliable professional.
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