Winter can be a hard time of year for many. And if mood lows are already a struggle for you, you’re going to want to make sure you’re doing everything you can to avoid feeling down. So we at Unique Home Building want to leave you with a few helpful tips that have been tried and true - known for helping lift the winter blues - naturally and in the comfort of your own home. If you’re ready for a booster, keep reading!
First of all, did you know that that when you wake up in the morning, your senses quickly assess the surroundings and subconsciously come to conclusions about how our days will be? That should make you think twice about the color or your room or the mess on the floor. So if you wake up in a grey room, cold and with dim lights, you’re more likely to feel discouraged and sleepy. If you wake up to sunshine and soft blues or warm greens, you’re more likely to feel energized and hopeful.
As for the weather - you can’t control it, but you can work with it by working with color and ambience. Unique Home Building understands each homes need and what most have in common is that simple changes make a big difference. So let’s take what we know and put it to good use.
The bath and bedrooms are the ones that start and end the day, so let’s begin adding color there. Colors that energize are golden or mustard yellow, olive or sage green, sky blues or turquoise and even shades of orange and peach! Just feel out what colors are right for you. Maybe choose 2 that compliment each other and use one for the bathroom and the other for the bedroom. Alternatively, just paint the bathroom and use brightly colored curtains for the bedroom instead.
Next, make the most of water. Showers are on most people’s list of first things to do in the morning, so perhaps this is the time for a shower upgrade. Consider a Roman Shower for a luxurious spa feeling. Or turn things around and enjoy a hot, relaxing, meditative bath to get you going in the morning!
Lighten the mood with...better lights! Lighting is one of the most important factors in any home or room. Be sure to get bulbs that let off a golden tinted color, rather than the sometimes bluish or silver lights. Those have a florescent feel to them and have been proven to add to depression. Go for the gold.
Move! (No, not your home, but if that’s an option, why not?) Movement in the morning has also been proven to better your mood. It get’s blood circulating and brain waves active. Try some yoga or calisthenics. You can easily do some simple morning body movements in the comfort of your bedroom, but if you want more space, consider converting a room into a movement or exercise room. Not a bad option.
You deserve the best day possible. Try these ideas and see which ones work for you. And if you’re ready to take a bigger step and want to add a room or do a remodel, contact the contractors at Unique Home Building. It's your home. Enjoy it!