It makes sense to arrange your surroundings to be as pleasant as possible. Are you doing that? And if so, how?
Even under normal circumstances, we spend a lot of our lifetime in just a handful of locations. And with more people than ever staying home due to the pandemic, those numbers will only become more stark.
So what, if anything, have you done to your environment with that in mind? If you think about each sense in turn, are you taking steps to address each one?
Our most-used sense is sight, and that’s also the easiest and most likely way to improve the aesthetics of where you live. Perhaps you have paint colors that are pleasing to the eye, or maybe some art hanging on the walls. Are there other things you could do to make your home look like a better place to be.
But what about the other senses? Perhaps some music you enjoy to please you hearing. Can you do anything about smell? Touch?
Spending time and effort on this might seem frivolous in today’s environment. However, there are plenty of stressors that dominate the news, like the pandemic, divisive politics, racial unrest, climate chaos, and so on. Having a place to go that soothes your jangled sense and gives you a peaceful few moments can be quite beneficial to your mental health.
What do you currently do to improve your surroundings? Could you do more?