Life is getting increasingly intense. Work, kids, the occasional weekend away, and not to mention the overflowing amount of screen time, inevitably creates a mind filled with cotton wool. Your wellbeing is on the line, you barely get through the day, and you need to choose between a glass of wine or work catch-up.
Where will you find time to actually get some well-deserved mindfulness from nature? There are numerous studies about the benefits of surrounding yourself with nature as much as possible, but with everything going on, it’s more or less impossible to make time for a camping trip or a dip in the ocean.
As much as there are problems, there are solutions, too. If you’re struggling to spend some time with Mother Nature outdoors, why not bring Mother Nature into your home?
Your home is your sanctuary, which is why it should be the most relaxing part of your day – coming home, having a cup of tea, and enjoying the home you’ve created for yourself. Introducing nature décor into your home can intensify feelings of serenity while engaging your senses.
Apart from taking advantage of natural light, neutral colors, minimal clutter, and keeping electronics as far away from the bedroom as you possibly can, taking inspiration from nature to decorate your
home makes an incredible difference.
Whether you draw mindfulness from natural wood, stone, earth-toned colors, a plant, or a few fish, there are numerous ways nature can contribute to the aesthetics and wellbeing of you and your home.
Why You Should Consider a Terrarium.
If you’re not sure what a terrarium is, think about a beautiful plant that has its very own eco-system. It includes a transparent container filled with one or more small plants. You can also choose between an open or closed terrarium. If you’re not home a lot or you tend to forget watering the plants, a closed terrarium is ideal.
Closed terrariums have a well-sealed lid to keep in all the moisture, which means it not only looks stunning, but also waters itself. This setting usually contains ferns, moss, and ivy-type plants who love the moisture. Open terrariums don’t have lids and often need some watering. Open settings generally contain succulent, though – so watering will be at a minimum.
Why You Should Consider an Aquarium?
Pets offer certain comforts humans just can’t provide. Though we usually opt for the fluffier version, like dogs and cats, an aquarium and the fish that live in it offer a calm, serene, and ocean-like aesthetic.
An aquarium reduces stress with its calm atmosphere. The fish have slow, flowy movements, and the bubbles offer a calming white noise as well. Also, it’s not often that a fish would bark or soil the garden, which also avoids tension. It can also improve your sleep like counting sheep.
Watching the fish tank before bed is a great way to feel more relaxed too. You can even focus a bit more and imagine you’re in the water with them.
There are numerous benefits to adding the calmness of an aquarium to your home. The fact that
you’re choosing your own fish can have benefits, too. It just makes the entire experience a bit more
personal as opposed to opting for a goldfish or three.