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How to Zen Out Your Space

By Guest Blogger, Brigitte E.

How to Zen Out Your Space

Our lives are pretty hectic due to busy schedules and the constant urge to please everyone around us which is impossible, and sometimes too stressful. In all these circumstances, we often forget about our own needs and, most importantly, our health. Such a lifestyle leads to insomnia and eating disorders. Our body is our temple, and the only place we actually have to live in, so we’d better take good care of it first. We must learn how to focus on the important things in life and inner peace is definitely one of them. It happens very often that we don’t manage to clean the house or we have to deal with a pile of paperwork on the desk and unsorted laundry. That mess has to be decluttered before it drowns us in the vicious circle of dirt. Although some people are more productive when working under pressure and surrounded by mess, there is nothing better than living in a clean, fresh environment.

The rage for Zen-organized homes became a trend of the modern-day world, and this implies organizing your personal space with simplicity, minimalism and absolute peace. Here are some useful tips on how to turn your home into a laid-back place.

Start with rearranging your personal space

It goes without saying that a messy house equals a messy life. Cleaning your household the right way can turn any home into a safe haven and a private oasis of peace. A Zen-inspired place means owning a minimal amount of furniture, as it opens up the space and makes it easier to vacuum and clean. The furniture should be made of natural materials such as clay, marble and wood, because these bring a sense of tranquility and warmth. Avoid complicated details and dark colors. Keep your kitchen counters clean and dispose of everything from your bathroom shelves that you haven’t used for a long time.

Fresh air is the number one contributor to your health


Make sure to air your rooms frequently since no one likes to live in a stuffy place. In addition, you can even get yourself an air purifier for mold which is a legit game-changer. You can place them in your office, living room or bedroom, and apart from being super quiet, these also remove impurities such as pet hair, smoke and dust. What’s more, they are beneficial to asthmatics and allergy sufferers. Enrich your living room with a few plants or purchase some essential oils, since they raise the level of energy and mental alertness. As for the bedroom, keep it simple. There should be a bed, a closet, one lamp and two nightstands, and to spice it up, add a lavender scent. Lavender is known for repelling insects, but it also helps with stress and anxiety. Scented candles are also a plus as they bring in the warmth and peacefulness.

Choose soothing colors

When in doubt, choose white. White plays an important role when decorating small apartments. You can also go for the mellow colors such as olive, mauve, coral or lavender. These subtle tones are perfect and can lead you straight to the land of tranquility. Purity of lines and open light spaces make us feel unbothered and relaxed.

Keep calm and listen to music


We all deserve a little ‘me time’ once in a while, and what’s better than bonding with yourself in a foaming bubble bath while listening to your favorite music? There are plenty of exceptional artists that can help you get through a stressful day, such as Norah Jones, Bob Marley, Sade or Sia. Close your eyes, take a deep breath, and let the music shake the stress away. Nothing in this world is worth your anxiety, so seize the moment because, in the end, every little thing is going to be alright.

Get rid of electronic distractions

One TV in the house is enough and it should be placed in the living room. Remove all the cables and wires from your sight and keep your phone chargers in the drawers.

After you have mastered these little life hacks, be brave enough to Zen out your space and sail into a new life filled with vibrancy.

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Only YOU Can Guide Yourself through Adulthood

Only YOU Can Guide Yourself through Adulthood

Whether you have been a member of the full-fledged adult society for a while now, or whether you are just leaving your teens and entering it, it’s imperative that you know how to deal with it. And the only way to deal with adulthood is by dealing with it yourself. As an adult, nobody is there to protect you and assist you like there was when you were a child. Nobody is going to do things for you. Nobody is going to pay for things for you. As an adult, it’s down to you to do things for yourself.



As an adult, it’s up to you to seek the standard of health that you deserve. And to do this, you need to take the matter of your health into your own hands. In the developed world there is no excuse not to have your health issues and woes tended to by a healthcare professional. So, don’t shirk on getting any insurances you need to receive such attention! And don’t shirk on having a health check from time to time either. Yes, as a citizen of the world you have a right to health. However, it’s down to you to claim this right.

Get a health checkup


Also in relation to your health, you should always know where you can receive emergency treatment on any ailments you have. If you don’t, then you make yourself liable to falling victim to not receiving necessary treatment when it is needed urgently in the future. And this doesn’t mean just knowing where your local doctor’s surgery, hospital or walk in centre is either. No, health issues aren’t just localised to one specific area of your body. You should also know where your local walk in dental emergency locations are too. By doing so your take your oral health into your hands — specifically, you take the prevention of oral plights taking their toll on you into your own hands.



But guiding yourself through adulthood is not just about ensuring you look after your health. No, it’s about finding a balance in your life too. Yes, you need to work and provide for both you and your family. But you also need some ‘me time’ too. This sort of time to yourself is key if you want to treat yourself to true happiness, and that’s what you want to do, right? As an adult you will be pulled in all sorts of directions by different people. Your boss will pull you to work. Your other half will pull you spend time with them. So will your kids. So will your friends. And because you are being pulled in all these different directions, it’s down to you to balance them and nobody else. Once you do balance them, you will find the key to inner peace.

Get some ‘me time’


In adulthood nobody is going to live your life for you — it’s down to you to do that. So, whether you deem yourself ‘adult’ enough to be an adult or not, you simply have to be one. And, simply, YOU have to deal with it.


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