One of the best things about living in an adult apartment is the pride I get from organizing, decorating, and really making the space into a home. In the current political climate, and with the nearing winter climate, I’ve had an urge to make my home into a real safe haven. I’m not someone who handles cold weather well – usually I hibernate as much as possible – and like most people, I’m not handling the election results at all, so I’m distracting myself by focusing on the things I can control.
Here are my tips to revamp and reclaim your life and your space as a safe haven:
Pick a project. This weekend, I finally unpacked two boxes of books that had been sitting in my room for over a month. Often, I have a hard time getting motivated, but I remind myself how good I feel checking things off my to-do list!
Declutter. I did laundry, changed my sheets, and did some vacuuming this weekend. Having a clean space improved my mood so much. And if you’re not someone who loves to clean and have a tidy home, do what soothes you instead!
Distract yourself. Now more than ever, social media is a hotbed of politics and incendiary beliefs. If you want to keep your blood pressure down, get off your phone or laptop. Read a book or go for a walk. I built a piece of furniture all by myself on last week, and was so happy to be doing a simple, manual task!
Redecorate. Making even the smallest changes can improve your mood!
Pamper Yourself. I really like taking a bubble bath, giving myself a manicure, or doing a sheet mask after a long hot shower. I’m all about the Hygge lifestyle now, and I highly recommend adapting it.