1. Tidy Up
A clean bedroom can improve your mental health. When you’re feeling stressed, keeping your room clean can help give you back a sense control. With a decluttered space, there’s less to overwhelm your senses, so you have room to breathe. Plus, clearing away the clutter can help you appreciate your room and see its potential once again.
2. Freshen Up Your Pillowcases
In between washings, spray your pillowcases with fabric refresher and pop them in the dryer for 10 minutes. This is a fast and easy way to freshen up your bed and reset the mood a bit. This is especially a good idea for people who have allergies. The heat of the dryer kills dust mites, and the air flow frees allergens and exhausts them outside.
3. Wrap Yourself in Something Soft
Getting wrapped up in a soft, snuggly blanket can have very calming effects. The feel against your skin, the gentle hug it gives your body, these are sensory experiences that benefit your nervous system. A quality throw or lightweight blanket will do the trick. If you’re looking for extra help in reducing feelings of stress, try a weighted blanket.
4. Prep Your Bedside Table
Keep your favorite bedtime comforts close at hand. Things like a carafe of water, lotion, lip balm, charger, sound machine, etc. That way, once you’re feeling cozy and relaxed, you won’t have to worry about getting out of bed to grab what you need.
5. Make Your Bed
Making your bed as soon as you wake up lets you start the day off with a sense of accomplishment, setting you up to have a more positive day. It also helps you feel more relaxed when it’s time to go to bed in the evening.
If your environment feels stale and uninspiring, try one or all the tips above to breathe life back into your space. Life can be stressful. That’s why your bedroom should feel like an oasis where you can relax, rejuvenate, and hit the reset button.