When most people think of zen, they think of meditation, bubbling fountains, calmness, and relaxation. That’s all true, in a sense, but being zen is a whole lot more than that. Being zen is about everything from having no clutter in your home to candles and essential oils, and working hard to be relaxed and use natural products in your everyday life.
If you’ve been wondering how you can bring more zen into your home life, then you’ve come to the right place. In this article, you’ll find a few ways to effectively turn your home into a den of zen.
Bring nature inside of your home.
The first thing you need to do is get back in touch with nature by bringing a little of it into your home. Whether it’s through plants that liven up the house or opening the windows to let in the fresh air every once in a while, your everyday life will seem so much easier if you’re relaxed. There are certain plants that work to detox the air, leaving behind positive energy and air that’s healthier to breathe.
Opening your windows to let in the fresh air is a great idea, but you need to invest in some all natural mosquito control before you do. You won’t be very relaxed and your home won’t be very zen if you have mosquitos in your home and are suffering from bug bites.
A bite from a mosquito, or even a tick, can cause diseases that will land you in the emergency room instead of relaxing in your home, so natural repellent such as citronella, peppermint, or geranium is key if you’re going to open your windows to the fresh air outside.
Clear the clutter from your home.
A cluttered, messy home is anything but zen and relaxing. If your home is cluttered you’re more likely to be stressed, overwhelmed, have headaches, and be sick more than you normally would be. An easy way to declutter your home is by starting with one room at a time and working your way through the entire house. Throw away what you don’t want, donate some, and organize the things you want to keep. You’ll be surprised at how much more relaxed you feel when your home is organized and clean.
Introduce the smells of zen to your home.
Everyone knows that if your home smells nice you’re more relaxed. However, there are certain scents that relax you the most. Lavender is one such scent and you can get it in essential oils, candles, and room sprays. Try to make sure that the scents you use are as natural as possible because you don’t want toxins building up in your home to interfere with your new zen.
Rosemary, sandalwood, and jasmine can work to soothe and energize you in a positive manner so try those as well. Scents and smells have long been used to find the zen of a home, whether it’s a candle, a diffuser, or essential oils, find what works best for you and add it to your home.
Unplug the Wi-Fi and your phone.
One of the hardest things for a person to do that is trying to bring more zen to their den is to unplug. Unplugging your Wifi and putting away your phone is hard, but necessary at times. It doesn’t have to be forever, just until you relax, unwind, and realize there is still a simplicity to life that needs to be enjoyed.
These are just a few tips to help you bring zen to your den and enjoy every minute of it. Remember, relaxation is key to a happy and healthy life, so why not give it a try.